This variety is a cross of McIntosh and a scab immune apple making it great for organic growing. Liberty has the coloration of Mac but thats about where it ends. Its much, much harder in texture, like super crunchy! Its sweeter but still a nice tang for contrast. It lasts very much longer in storage than its Mac parent.
We grow a lot of this apple as it is becoming very popular!
The official apple of NY state. Developed in the early 1900's the marketing people of NY picked an apple to represent them that they knew doesnt ship well or store well so unless you live in NY state you probably never have heard of Macoun. Yet another cross of McIntosh this one seems to be a little crisper and sweeter than the parent.
The official Ohio state apple. This is a really great cross of Jonathan. Just the right amount of tartness for cooking or fresh eating. This apple keeps for an amazing amount of time even out of the fridge as long as you have a cool place with air circulation.
Fairly modern variety, 1966, from New Jersey. Several crosses went into it including Gravenstein and Golden Delicious. It is a marvelous eating apple. Sweet but with a nice balance of flavor and a big crunchy bite.
A popular commercial clone of the all time east coast favorite McIntosh. Classic Mac flavor and texture.
Our earliest true mac type apple. Like most early versions of a variety, its really good fresh off the tree but after that not so good as its later versions.
Red Hook McIntosh:
Our mainstay mid season McIntosh.
Winter Mac, McIntosh:
Formerly NY 428 from the Geneva NY station. This apple was developed in the mid 1960's along with NY 429. For some reason the 429 was pushed ahead and named Fortune while the 428 dropped into obscurity. A cross of Northern Spy and Empire this variety is one of our big winners here at Jones Creek Farms. Basically a crisper, more flavorful McIntosh this apple also has the advantage of very long storage life. This is another variety that we are planting more and more of.
This American heirloom was developed in Massachusetts in 1840. Although barely grown anywhere here now it is very popular in Europe and especially England. A sweet / tart apple with its own unique flavor.