Uses for spy apples

 

New York grows more apple varieties than any other state. With nearly 700 growers and 10,000,000+ trees, we produce enough apples each year to bake 500 million apple pies!

With New York apples, you have more great choices for eating and snacking, baking and cooking, sauces and desserts, and other great ideas. 

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Uses for spy apples


Chance seedling discovered in B.C. in the 1980s. It is a large red apple that is crisp and juicy with a distinct aroma and a sweet low acid flavour. Excellent for eating fresh.


A McIntosh descendant, Cortland is a cross between the Ben Davis and McIntosh. Large globular shape with red-orange stripes. Mild, sweet taste and crisp texture. Excellent for salads and fruit plates; resists browning. Good for pies and sauces.


Cross between the Golden Delicious and the Japanese Indo. Larger than average, it has a tart to sweet taste and firm texture. Ideal for snacks. Delicious in pies and chunky sauces.

New York grows more apple varieties than any other state. With nearly 700 growers and 10,000,000+ trees, we produce enough apples each year to bake 500 million apple pies!

With New York apples, you have more great choices for eating and snacking, baking and cooking, sauces and desserts, and other great ideas. 

Click an apple to learn more about it, including a flavor and texture profile, best uses, special hints, and times of the year when you can purchase.

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The following apple descriptions provide a brief summary on the
variety of apples that grow at The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill as well as an
estimated ripening guide to help you determine when your favorite apple is ready for picking.
Please keep in mind that the ripening guide is an estimate and depends entirely on the weather throughout the growing season. Feel free to call the orchard for more information on when a specific variety may be ready.