Blondee - A superior early yellow apple. This sweet, crunchy fruit features smooth skin and bruise-resistant flesh. Occasionally blushed on exposed areas. Holds several months in storage. Good for eating fresh or in desserts. Discovered in 1998 in Ohio. Ripens mid- to late-August or early September.
Gingergold - Enjoy apples in summer! This early picker allows you to enjoy apples sooner than most varieties. Grow juicy and delicious apples that feature a yellow-green skin with a golden glow. A crisp crunch and mildly tart flavor – plus natural resistance to browning – makes the fruit perfect for fresh eating. Adds beauty to your landscape in spring, when it produces lovely white-pink blooms. Originates from Virginia in the 1960s. Heat-tolerant! Ripens mid- to late-August.
RubyMac - A true McIntosh that colors early and hangs well on the tree. Tree has a vigorous growth habit with a pleasant, spreading canopy. Sweet, aromatic fruit develops a solid-red blush with minimal striping. Flesh is a cream color with a tinge of green. Discovered in Comstock Park, Michigan in 1999. Keeps up to 6 months in proper storage. Ripens in mid to late September.
September Wonder Fuji - Fuji flavor, up to six weeks sooner! This variety gives colder zones an opportunity to grow these popular apples and enjoy their superior homegrown flavor. Introduced circa 1997. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid September.
Sansa - Sansa was developed in Japan, a product of a Gala x Akane cross. It picks one week before Gala and resembles Gala in both fruit color and firmness. Sansa has excellent fresh eating qualities and keeps well. This variety is very tolerant to heat and has, in turn, performed well in warmer districts.
Zestar - A new favorite - think Honeycrisp but without the honey - substitute brown sugar! Sweet and tangy. Taste tests prove that these Minnesota-bred beauties are a big winner. Early season apple. Fruit keeps up to two months in proper refrigeration. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid-late August.
Cortland - Won’t turn brown! This productive tree bears gorgeous ruby red apples with a snowy center that won’t brown in salads. Also perfect for pies and cider. Originates from Geneva, New York in 1898. Cold-hardy. It is by far the prettiest apple we grow!
JonaStar - This new Jonagold sport colors early making it a one-pick Jonagold. Jonastar® is a true Jonagold with the quality, taste and size of a typical Jonagold. It has a nice red stripe over a bright red background.
Honeycrisp - do we need to say any more?
Royal Red Honeycrisp - We are excited to offer this sport of Honeycrisp. An all red Honeycrisp with the taste to go with it!
Brookfield Gala - This is a sport of Gala that has boldly striped fruit and early red color. Fruit is dark red with bold stripes. Flavor is mild, sweet. It is Papa Rick's favorite apple. Great for kids as we call it the "lunchbox" apple.
Lucy Rose: The Lucy™ red-flesh family of apples are not only beautiful, but they also promise to delight with their surprising ruby red flesh inside. A cross between Arlie Red Flesh and Honeycrisp apple varieties, they have a sweet/tart, almost berry-like flavor and are very juicy and crisp. These apples are terrific for eating and will definitely be an attractive element in your next fruit and cheese platter.
Redfield: (red flesh) Redfield is an unusual cross of Wolf River x Malus pumila "Niedzwetzkyana", produced by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, 1938. Produces a medium to large fruit with dark red, glossy skin. Flesh is blood red, producing a red juice. Very tart, aromatic and astringent, not recommended for fresh eating, although a couple may disagree. Produces an exceptional jelly, blood red cider, or vinegar. Makes a unique pie as well, but it is most commonly used in production of a beautiful, bittersweet, dry, blush cider. The tree is uniquely red as well - wood is red, leaves are bronze, blossoms are large and pink. Ripens in October in upstate New York. Resistant to most diseases, hardy to zones 3 and 4.
Mountain Rose Red Flesh - Discovered near the town of Airlie in western Oregon, Mountain Rose displays profuse pink blooms in the spring followed by large, large greenish yellow apples with crisp, dark red flesh, and delicious sweet- tart flavor. Mountain Rose ripens in early October and can be stored until spring.
Coming Soon: Dittmar Originals - don’t forget to ask us about our own trees that we are developing unique to Dittmar Farms and Orchard!