Info on Varieties

Lobo
Lobo
A McIntosh-style apple. The Lobo is crisp, tart and delicious as an eating apple.

Ginger Gold
ginger gold
If the name Ginger Gold is unfamiliar, that's because it is a recent addition to the list of apple varieties. It was discovered growing among the twisted uprooted trees in a Virginia orchard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its ancestors are the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin apples.

Toka Plum
toka plum
Medium to large, reddish-bronze fruit has yellow, firm flesh with a rich, spicy flavor. Good for eating fresh or canning.

Anjou
anjou
Usage: In salads and eaten raw by themselves or paired with cheese. Sweet juicy Anjous are perfect for baking into desserts like tarts.

Damson Plums

Damson
damson

The damson tree takes its name from the city of Damascus — in present-day Syria — where it was first cultivated many centuries ago. From here, damson tree cultivation spread to ancient Rome. The Romans subsequently introduced the tree to Great Britain, and British colonists in turn brought it to America.

The Damson plums make an excellent jam!

Apples & Crabapples

Paula Red
paulared

Paula Red apples were discovered around 1960 by grower Lewis Arends near a McIntosh block in his orchard in Sparta Township, Kent County, Michigan. He named the apple after his wife, Pauline.

Paula Red apples are bright red with some yellow and tan spots; the skin often has a dusty sheen. They have a sprightly taste, not too sweet and not too tart, vinous and slightly reminiscent of strawberries. It has a firm white flesh and are suitable for both eating fresh and cooking, although they become extremely soft when cooked, which suits them to some dishes (applesauce) and not others (pies).

Early Sweets
early sweet

Fruit is medium-sized and round with yellowish-white skin sometimes with a faint red blush. The firm, fine-grained white flesh is juicy and very sweet with a distinctive “sweet apple” flavour. Excellent for cider and drying, also a good desert and baking apple.

Dolgo Crabapple
dolg

The Dolgo Crabapple makes wonderful Jellies.

Early Varieties

Jersey Mac
jersey mac


An early McIntosh type released by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 1971, hence the name. This is one of the most successful results from a continuing effort to produce an apple with an earlier ripening date with similar qualities to the McIntosh.

Tart and tender it is an early favourite. Eating quality is quite good.

Jersey Mac is a good choice for McIntosh lovers who are getting impatient waiting for the Macs to ripen. With it’s medium size and beautiful appearance it has a lot of appeal to children making it another good choice for school lunches.


Yellow Transparent
yellow_transparent


An early yellow apple ripening the first week of July. The fruit is tender, juicy and midly acid, making it a favourite for homemade applesauce.


Melba
Melba


Attractive, high quality, yellow washed with crimson fruit. Very white, firm, crisp, sweet flesh. A sweet subacid flavour.