OUR APPLES

Our Apples

Thompson’s Cider Mill and Orchard apple varieties ripen at different times from September through October. The first varieties to be picked include McIntosh, Macoun, Gala, Greenings, Cortland, Jonathan and Honey Crisp.

As the weeks move on, more varieties are added to the list such as Crispin/Mutsu, Ida Red and several brown-skinned Russets in md-month and culminating in the arrival of Winesaps, Nothern Spys and Newtown Pippins at the end of the month. In general, the later an apple ripens, the longer it keeps. The late ripening varieties like Winesap will keep all winter in the refrigerator without losing much of their crispness.

Among the varieties of apples found at Thompson’s Cider Mill are: Macoun, McIntosh, Rhode Island Greening, Northwest Greening, Jonagold, Winter Banana, Golden Russet, Ida Red, Winesap, Jonathan, Mutsu, Monroe, Baldwin, Fuji, Cortland, Spygold, Red Spy, Northern Spy, Pippin, Seek-No-Further, local Golden and Red Delicious, along with more than six varieties of pears.

Many heirloom or antique varieties offered are in very limited supply and tasting them is a special treat.

Apple Varieties

FUN FACTS

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4.5 ACRES OF ORCHARD
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520 APPLE TREES
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30 VARIETIES

TRADITIONAL & NEW VARIETIES

Arlet
Bonnie St. Clair
Cortland
Crimson Crisp
Honey Crisp
Kidd’s Orange Red
Macoun
McIntosh
Stayman-Winesap
Golden Supreme
Suncrisp
Senshu
Cameo

Gala
Enterprise
Empire
Lady Jean
Lady Apple
Liberty
Mutsu/Crispin
Pink lady
Red Delicious (Local)
Redcort
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Goldrush

Granny Smith (Local)
Fuji
Jonagold
Jonamac
Jonathan
Idared
Fortune
RubyFrost (new variety)
SnapDragon (new variety)
Sansa
Yataka Fuji
Zestar

HEIRLOOM VARIETIES

Seek-no-Further
Roxbury Russet
Golden Russet
Wolf River
Fameuse/Snow Apple
Pound Sweet
Baldwin

20 oz. Pippin (Fall Pippin)
Cox’s Orange Pippin
Hudson’s Golden Gem
Black Twig
Arkansas Black
Ashmead’s Kernel
Grimes Golden

Newtown Pippin
White Pearmain
Winter Banana
Greenings
Northern Spy
Original Winesap
Spitzenburg

Not all varieties are available at all times due to varying ripening schedules.
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