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Wisconsin's Favorite Apples

Find your favorite apple variety and when it will be ripe in Wisconsin.  Remember, apples ripen at different times in different areas so always check with your nearby orchard for which varieties are available .

Harvest Dates   Variety  Characteristics/Best Use
 Aug 15-25 Jerseymac  Fine, white, tart flesh.  Best use: eating
 Aug 20-30  Zestar!R  Juicy early season with white flesh.  Best use: eating
 Aug 15 - Sep 5  Paulared  Firm, white, fine-grained.  Best use: eating and cooking
 Sep 10 - 22  McIntosh  White flesh, juicy & tender.  Best use: eating, cooking and baking
 Sep 10 - 22  Sweet 16  Sweet flavor and crunch.  Best use: eating
 Sep  20- 30  Cortland  White flesh, discolors slowly  Best use: eating, cooking, salads
 Sep 20 - Oct 5  Honeycrisp  Course texture, crisp and sweet.  Best use: eating
 Sep 20 - Oct 10  Gala  Very sweet, aromatic.  Best use: cooking, salads
 Sep 25 - Oct 5  Northwest Greening  Yellow flesh, firm, juicy.  Best use: cooking, salads
Sep 25 - Oct 5  Crimson Crisp  Full red, crisp, sweet/tart, stores well.  Best use: eating
 Sep 25 - Oct 5  Spartan  Fine, crisp, white flesh.  Best use: eating, cooking
 Sep 25 - Oct 10  Empire  Firm, crisp, mildly tart.  Best use: eating
 Sep 25 - Oct 10  Haralson   Tender white flesh with mild flavor.  Best use: eating, cooking
 Sep 25 - Oct  10  Honeygold  Yellowish/white flesh, crisp & juicy, keeps well.  Best use: eating, salads
 Sep 25 - Oct 10  Red Delicious  Sweet yellowish flesh.  Best use: eating, salads
 Sep 25 - Oct 10  Regent  White flesh, crisp.  Best use: eating
 Sep 25 - Oct 10  Fireside/Connell Red  Crisp and juicy .  Best use: eating, cooking
 Oct 5 - 20  SnowSweetR  Sweet/tart balance. Best use: eating, salads
 Oct 5 - 20  Snow/Fameuse  Tender and aromatic.  Best use: eating, cooking
 Oct 7 - 20  Fuji  Mild, sweet, stores well.  Best use: eating, baking
 Oct 7 - 20  Jonagold  Yellowish flesh, sweet/tart flavor.  Best use: eating, salads, cooking
 Oct 7 - 20  Jonathan  Firm, crisp, sweet/tart flavor.  Best use: eating, cooking
 Oct 12 - 25  Golden Delicious  Yellow-white flesh, tender, juicy, sweet.  Best use: eating, cooking
 Oct 12 - 25  Idared Crisp, flavor improves with storage.  Best use: eating, cooking, salads
Oct 12 - 25  Pazazz  Honeycrisp descendent, sweet/tart, stores well.  Best use: eating, cooking

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Wisconsin Apple Growers Association

Address: 211 Canal Rd, Waterloo, WI 53594

Phone: (920) 478-4277

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