September 7-8

Welcome to fall!

Our apple line-up this weekend includes the following:

  • Dolgo: great for making jelly

  • Firecracker: red-fleshed and more delicious than usual this year because it’s somewhat less astringent. Good for jelly, also for cider.

  • Hybernal: a quite tart and old-fashioned variety

  • Centennial: pleasant, sweet little crabapples that I included this week since they cook down so quickly for sauce or apple butter

  • Paula Red: for fans of Macintosh, a bit tart

  • Williams Pride: if you can get past its thick skin, it has an amazing watermelon bubble gum flavor

  • Chestnut: a U of M release and a pleasant, crunchy, sweet-tart little apple

  • Zestar!: they’re a bit tart this year even though they colored up quite nicely. A firmer texture too, this year.

  • Ginger Gold: Sweet and crunchy and juicy, a real crowd pleaser

  • SweeTango: perhaps the world’s most perfect eating apple? A cross between Honeycrisp and Zestar!, it has the explosive crispness of Honeycrisp with a fabulous flavor that balances

From left: Dolgo, Firecracker, Hybernal, Centennial, Paula Red, Williams Pride, Chestnut, Zestar!, Ginger Gold, SweeTango

From left: Dolgo, Firecracker, Hybernal, Centennial, Paula Red, Williams Pride, Chestnut, Zestar!, Ginger Gold, SweeTango