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Ashmead’s Kernel

An old English winter russet apple from Gloucester, England, Ashmead’s Kernel has golden-brown skin covering flesh that breaks with a crisp nutty snap.  Exploding with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom, the flesh is dense, sugary and aromatic with an unusual intense flavor.  Very limited quantities.

BEST USES
Fresh eating, juice

SEASON
Late October. Available in the farm store, in season.

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Anton Polt

(Antonovka Polutorafuntovaya) An old-fashioned huge cooking apple from Russia, with green tinted, almost ivory skin.  Crisp, juicy, refreshing white flesh.  Very limited quantities.

BEST USES
Cooking

SEASON
October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store, in season.

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Antonovka Kamenichka

Yellow, tart cooking apple from Russia and Eastern Europe, and popular there for the tree’s cold hardiness and the fruit’s cooking and preservation qualities.  Very limited quantities.

BEST USES
Baking, preserving

SEASON
Late September. Available in the farm store, in season.

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Newtown Pippin

Praised by Thomas Jefferson and originating in Queens, New York, Newtown Pippin is an antique apple with crisp, yellow flesh with a complex, tart flavor that improves with storage. Very limited quantities.

BEST USES
Cider, long storage

SEASON
October. Available in the farm store, in season.

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Crimson Topaz

Crimson Topaz is extra tart like Granny Smith, but even better because it is also packed with juicy flavor. You can have it all. Limited quantities.

BEST USES
Fresh eating

SEASON
October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store, in season.

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Crimson Gold

Crimson Gold has lovely, juicy golden flesh and a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavor. We proudly offer Crimson Gold as a true autumn treasure. Crimson Gold is one of our featured winter apples!

BEST USES
Fresh eating, cider, long storage

SEASON
October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store.

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Frostbite

Sometimes smaller is better! A proud parent, Frostbite’s descendants include two of our other apples, Sweet 16 and Honeycrisp. Frostbite is juicy, remarkably aromatic and intensely flavored, with hints of tropical sugarcane and molasses.   Limited quantities.

BEST USES
Fresh eating

SEASON
October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store, in season.

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Florina

Bred in France, this tender-crisp, juicy and aromatic sensation has a sweet-tart flavor that really pleases people looking for an apple with complex and refined flavor.  Florina is an excellent dessert apple.

BEST USES
Fresh eating, juice

SEASON
Late September – late October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store, in season.

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Novaspy

With rich and well balanced sweet-tart flavor, Novaspy is flavorful and juicy, and is good for eating fresh.  But Novaspy really shines as a long storing baking apple in the tradition of its famous parent, Northern Spy.

BEST USES
Fresh eating, baking, drying, long storage

SEASON
October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store.

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Enterprise

Enterprise is impressive to look at – large and attractive. The skin looks like a ruby red cosmos filled with yellow stars. Inside, Enterprise boasts crisp, cream flesh with a satisfying balance of flavor, sugar and tanginess. Some really like to eat this apple out of hand, and folks rave about Enterprise for its baking qualities. When cooked, slices hold their shape and their fine flavor too. Easy to peel, and large enough that you need only a few to make a pie. Enterprise is one of our best for storage, keeping well through the winter so you can impress your guests with the best of the fall harvest long after lesser apples have gone soft. Great for making apple rings too.

BEST USES
Fresh eating, baking, drying, long storage

SEASON
Late September – late October. Available as U-Pick and in the farm store.

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