An intense, red blush sport discovered at Crist Brothers Orchard, Walden, New York in 1990. Develops full red color two weeks ahead of Empire. Very productive and a better annual bearer than other blush strains observed. Crown™ Empire has very favorable shipping qualities, making it the ideal export Empire. Trees are somewhat less vigorous than standard Empire.
A highly russet-resistant selection of Golden Delicious. The tree is similar in both growth and fruiting habits to its parent. Harvests at traditional Golden Delicious timing. This selection has the tendency to develop more of a pink cheek as fruit approaches maturity.
A limb mutation of Paula Red/Summer Mac (Arends Cv.) maturing eight days earlier. Dandee Red is a 100-percent red blush apple with crisp, creamy white flesh. Flavor is pleasingly tart. Holding ability and shelf life appear to be better than Paula Red/Summer Mac (Arends Cv.), although tree habit is much the same. Tree is also very hardy.
An early sport of Fuji, discovered at Twin Springs Fruit Farm, Orrtanna, Pennsylvania. The fruit is large with a pink-red blush over 80 percent of the fruit surface. The finish of the fruit and productivity of the tree are exceptional. The tree is precocious on any rootstock. Maturing four to five weeks ahead of conventional Fuji, Daybreak™ Fuji provides an opportunity to harvest high quality Fuji in mid-September. This is an excellent choice for both retail and wholesale markets.
Developed by Purdue University, this is a late-maturing, deep red apple with good keeping qualities. Fruit is uniform and medium to large in size. Tree is vigorous and spreading, with good annual bearing habits. EnterpriseTM is highly reisstant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. It is becoming an important processing variety.
Large multipurpose apple good for fresh eating, sauce and juice. Fruit color is red striping over yellow background, and the flesh is cream-colored and medium-firm. Freedom blooms three days after McIntosh and ripens with Red Delicious. Tree is vigorous and moderately resistant to mildew and fire blight.
A solid blush strain of Gala originating in Hastings, New Zealand. The Fulford strain matures up to one week ahead of other Gala strains. Fulford Gala is a larger-sized Gala finishing with a blush rather than a stripe. It is not a good keeper, but it is an excellent choice to start the roadside or pick-your-own Gala season.
Simmons cltv. is the darkest Gala strain we offer, making it the choice selection for southern regions or otherwise poor-coloring Gala districts. It typically develops complete color and a stripe in these warmer climates. Fruit size and flavor are comparable to traditional Gala strains. Tree habit is upright and vigorous. Harvests a few days ahead of Crimson® Gala.
This mid-late season Gala-like apple was developed in France. Fruit resembles Gala, small to medium in size, red to orange-red, with some yellow background color. Flavor is crisp and sweet and will store up to four months in regular cold storage. The apple will hang up to four weeks after expected harvest with very little stem cracking. Tree is vigorous, hardier than Gala and the growth habit is upright-spreading. Galarina™ shows high tolerance to apple scab and mildew.
Gale® Gala was discovered by Wally Gale in his Malaga, Washington Royal Gala® orchard. This sport develops 90-100 percent full red color with deep red striping, allowing harvest in one or two pickings. The finish is very clean. Fruit size, firmness and eating quality are equal to other Gala sports.
Ginger Gold® was one of our first exclusive offerings and continues to be a highly soughtafter variety. Discovered as a chance seedling in the orchards of Clyde and Ginger Harvey of Lovingston, Virginia, this Golden Delicious type ripens six weeks ahead of Golden Delicious and can be harvested the first week of August. Ginger Gold® exhibits all the qualities of a fall variety and ripens three weeks before McIntosh.
A russet-resistant selection of the original Golden Delicious. One of the most widely planted apple cultivars worldwide. Fruit is firm, medium to large with the classic Golden Delicious flavor. The tree is spreading, productive and easy to manage. Fruit thinning is required to maintain annual bearing.