Apple Information

Apple Varieties

Timeless Prairie Orchard grows 23 of the newest and most flavorful apple varieties. Apples are grown for many uses and the Apple Variety Reference Chart below displays each specific apple, the estimated harvest date and recommended uses. We are proud to grow great tasting apples that meet a variety of taste preferences and culinary needs.

NameHarvest DateEatingPieSauceBakingFreezingSaladsAvailable
ZestarLate AugustX
JonamacEarly SeptemberXXXXX
Early JonathanMid SeptemberXXXXXXX
HoneycrispMid SeptemberXXXXXXX
Early FujiMid SeptemberXX
CortlandMid SeptemberXXXXXXX
McIntoshMid SeptemberXXXXX
FujiMid SeptemberXX
GalaLate SeptemberXXX
Snow SweetLate SeptemberX
Golden DeliciousMid SeptemberXXXXXX
JonathanMid OctoberXXXXX
Asian PearMid SeptemberX
LateGold DeliciousMid SeptemberXXXXXXX
Crimson CrispMid SeptemberX
JonagoldLate SeptemberXXXXXX
SchuzkaLate SeptemberX
Late GalaEarly OctoberXXX
CameoMid OctoberXXX
AmbrosiaMid OctoberXXX
Kumeo CrimsonMid OctoberXXXXXXX

The preceding chart is an estimate of harvest availability. Available quantities are determined by sales, weather, and many other factors. For information regarding specific requests or orders please call the orchard.

Apple Descriptions

Ambrosia
Sweet aromatic flavor with flowery taste.

Braeburn
Late fall very firm and tart. Big Crunch for eating and a great pie apple.

Cameo
Sub acid flavor with a snappy crunch.

Cortland
White Flesh with Unique tart flavor, great for baking and sauces.

Crimson Crisp
Mild tart flavor with a juicy crunch.

Early Golden Delicious
Sweet tasting lots of flavor for eating and baking, stores well.

Fuji
Flavorful sweet taste and crunch, excellent eating.

Gala
Distinct yellow & orange color with sweet & crunchy texture.

Golden Delicious
Full flavored early variety, great for eating and baking.

Honeycrisp
Explosively crisp and juicy, balanced flavor, stores well for eating, baking sauces and freezing.

Jonathan
Excellent white fleshed tart flavored apple that will pucker your taste buds. Holds it’s shape in baking.

McIntosh
Rich flavored red apple, widely recognized favorite for fresh eating and tart addition to sauces.

Sweet 16
Rose Red with stripes, sweet taste with a hint of licorice.

Snow Sweet
Green and Yellow full flavored tart apple. Great for fresh eating and pies.

Schuzka
Large Green apple with a tart snappy taste. Great for sauces and baking.

Zestar
Crunchy sweet over tart juicy taste with flavor for eating and baking.

Selecting and Storing Apples

  • Select apples that are bruise and blemish free and firm.
  • Store apples in a vented plastic bag in your refrigerator’s humidity controlled produce drawer.
  • Apples kept cold at 38 - 40 degrees will last longer, apples stored room temps will ripen much quicker and remove damaged or overripe apples from the bag.
  • Wash apples under running water for 20 seconds before cutting or eating.

Weights & Measures

½ Peck=5 - 6 lbs.
=16 medium apples
=1 - 2 9” pies
=3.5 – 4.5 quarts frozen
=2 quarts canned
1 Peck=10 – 12 pounds
=32 medium apples
=3 - 4 9 inch pies
=7 – 9 quarts frozen
=4 quarts
1 Bushel=42-48 pounds
=126 medium apples
=15 – 9 inch pies
=30 – 36 pints frozen
=16 – 20 quarts canned