We currently offer 33 kinds of Apples  including heirloom varieties at Pieterís Appleyard and two varieties of Pears.  This Spring 2008 we planted another new variety of apple and two more varieties of pears.   We are always trying to grow our list of varieties we offer for your eating pleasure. 

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

 

cortland-apple

CORTLAND

Circa  1898

Sweet and juicy with a hint of tartness. Flesh is snow white and resists browning.  Its excellent for eating, salads, sauce, pies and baking and good for freezing.

 

coxsorangepippin

COXíS ORANGE PIPPEN

Circa 1829

Well known, classic, very fine eating apple. Also excellent for all-around processing.  Firm, tender, juicy flesh with a distinctive aroma and flavour.

 

elstar

ELSTAR

Circa  1950ís

Apple is creamy white, juicy, firm, crisp and used for fresh eating, baking or pies.

 

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EMPIRE

Circa 1966

Flesh is greenish cream, slightly aromatic and sub-acid. Empire apples are known as excellent fresh eating and are good keepers.

 

Fuji

FUJI

Circa 1962

The Fuji is a super sweet, crisp apple. It holds its texture when baked. Itís known for its hard texture and syrupy sweetness. Itís excellent for baking and salads.

 

gala-apple

GALA

Circa 1934 and named in 1965

The Gala is an all-purpose apple with creamy yellow flesh, crisp aromatically-sweet and juicy.

 

gingergold

GINGERGOLD

Circa 1969?

Ginger Gold is a perfect multi-purpose apple great for snacking, salads, and baking. Itís juicy, firm, crisp and tastes sweet and tangy.

 

golden-delicious-apple

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Circa 1914

Yellowish flesh, tart to sweet taste that is firm and keeps its shape when cooked.  Great for fresh eating, pies and baking.

 

russet-apple

GOLDEN RUSSET

Circa 18th Century

Smaller sized apple with a russeted skin. It is good for fresh eating, pies, baking and sauces. Keeps well too.

 

gravenstein

GRAVENSTEIN

Circa 1669

Flesh is cream coloured, juicy and tart. Excellent for fresh eating, sauce and freezing.  Good for salads and baking.

 

greensleeves

GREENSLEEVES

Circa 1966

Greensleeves are sweet with a nice tangy bite. Good for pies, sauce, Baking and fresh eating.

 

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HIDDEN ROSE

Circa Unknown

The flesh is a deep rose red colour. The Hidden Rose is crisp and juicy, with a tangy flavour.  It keeps well improving with age. Itís great for fresh eating pies and baking.

 

honeycrisp-apple

HONEYCRISP

Circa 1960

Flesh is creamy, juicy, exceptionally crisp, sweet, and mildly aromatic. Used for fresh eating and dessert.

 

idared-apple

IDARED

Circa 1942

Apple is firm with a sweet-tart taste. Excellent for pies and baking. Good for fresh eating, salads, sauce and freezing.  Good Keeper!

 

newjonagold-apple

JONAGOLD

Circa 1968

Creamy flesh that is juicy and sweet with a little tang. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking, processing and dessert.

 

Liberty

LIBERTY

Circa 1978

Flesh is yellow with a crisp and juicy, slightly tart flavour. It is good for fresh eating and is a disease resistant apple.

 

lodi

LODI

Circa 1924

White flesh, tender crisp apple that tastes sprightly. Itís used for cooking, processing, juice and fresh eating.

 

macoun

MACOUN

Circa 1909

Firm, aromatic, all-purpose high quality eating apple.

 

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MCINTOSH

Circa 1796

Apple has white flesh, mildly tart to sweet as it ripens.  Good for eating, pies, salads or sauces.

 

crispin-apple

MUTSU (CRISPIN)

Circa 1930

A firm white fleshed apple that is sweet to tart tasting.  Itís suitable for fresh eating and cooking.

 

spy-apple

NORTHERN SPY

Circa 1800

Apple has yellowish flesh and is tart tasting. Itís used for fresh eating , and cooking, especially for pies.

 

Novamac

NOVAMAC

Circa 1978

Flesh is creamy white, moderately crisp, juicy and moderately acid,  Similar to McIntosh. A disease resistant variety.

 

paulared

PAULARED

Circa 1968

Tart with a crisp flavour. Good for fresh eating and cooking.

 

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RED DELICIOUS

Circa 1874

Creamy white flesh that is sweet and crisp.  Good for fresh eating and salads.

 

redfree

REDFREE

Circa 1981

Flesh is creamy, juicy with a mild flavour.  Used for fresh eating or sauce. A disease resistant variety.

 

Smoothee

SMOOTHEE

Circa Unknown

A sport of Golden Delicious. Yellowish flesh that is tart to sweet in flavour.  Great for fresh eating , pies or baking.

 

snow

SNOW

Circa 1600ís

Pure white flesh.  Soft flesh with an aromatic, distinctive flavour. Used for eating and is excellent in cider.

 

spartan-apple

SPARTAN

Circa 1926

Flesh is creamy, crisp, lightly aromatic and sub-acidic. Spartans are considered good for fresh eating, salads and sauce.

 

Tolman Sweet

TOLMAN SWEET

Circa 1822

Flesh is firm, moderately juicy and sweet with little acidic flavour.  Great for fresh eating or baking.

 

vista-bella

VISTA BELLA

Circa 1950ís

For such an early variety the flavour is remarkably good.  The flesh is light and juicy, and this apple is very easy and enjoyable to eat, but it doesnít keep long.

 

wealthy

WEALTHY

Circa 1860

Excellent dessert and multi-purpose apple. Crisp, juicy flesh is refreshing and sprightly.

 

wolfriver

WOLF RIVER

Circa 1875

A very large apple with outstanding culinary qualities.  Flesh is tender subacidic  to tart and juicy. Excellent for pies.

 

yellow_transparent

YELLOW TRANSPARENT

Circa 1870

White flesh is juicy and slightly tart.  Itís used for processing, drying, freezing, sauce, cooking and fresh eating.

 

Flemish Beauty Pear

FLEMISH BEAUTY PEARS

Fruit is large, blushed, attractive with good flavour. Excellent fresh eating and canning.

 

Bartlett Pear

BARTLETT PEARS

Excellent for fresh eating and canning. Fruit is medium large and green when picked. Yellow when ripe.

 

New Varieties planted in 2008       Apples: Ambrosia              Pears:    Harrow Delight and Bosc  

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