Apples

The Peters Orchards grows over 70 varieties of apples, our largest crop. Our varieties include the ever-popular Honeycrisp as well as time-tested apples like Stayman Winesap. Our apples are harvested from early summer through early November. All of our apples are home grown and tree-ripened so that we can deliver them in premium quality and freshness to you. Not only do we grow the antique varieties like Transparent, Summer Rambo and Stayman Winesap, but we also grow the common varieties you probably grew up with like Red and Yellow Delicious. Additionally, we grow the more recent favorites such as Gala and Fuji, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, and Crimson Crisp. Come visit us for the widest variety of apples around!

Variety Texture/Flavor Use Availibility
Transparent Slightly tart. Soft and smooth. Heirloom apple. Sauce July
Lodi Slightly tart. Soft and smooth. Inproved Transparent. Sauce July
Pristine Slightly tart, crisp early apple. Eating, Sauce July
William's Pride Sweet tart eating apple. Eating, Sauce July
Summer Rambo Tart cooking and sauce. Heirloom apple. Pies, Sauce, Baking August
Ginger Gold Sweet and slightly tart. Firm and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking August
Zestar Sweet tart eating apple. Eating, Sauce August
Golden Supreme More sweet then tart. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking August
Gala Sweet with crisp yellow flesh. Eating, Salads August
Crabapples Small tart apple used for jellies or spiced apples.   August
Cox Orange Pippin Sweet and juicy heirloom apple. Eating, Sauce August
Crimson Crisp Very hard, tart apple of exceptional eating quality. Eating, Sauce September
Honey Crisp Sweet but slightly tart. Crispy and very juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
McIntosh Slightly tart. Crisp and very juicy. Eating, Sauce September
Smokehouse Hard tart cooking heirloom apple. Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Cortland Slightly tart. Crisp, very white flesh. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Grimes Golden Slightly tart, juicy cooking heirloom apple. Eating, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Jonamac Slightly tart. Crisp and juicy. Eating, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Jonathan Tart, crisp, and juicy. Eating, Sauce September
Opalescent More tart then sweet cooking heirloom apple. Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Macoun Sweet and tart. Eating, Sauce September
Red Delicious Sweet, firm and juicy. Eating, Salads September
Golden Delicious Sweet and mellow. Crisp and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Northern Spy Premium all around cooking apple. Slightly tart heirloom apple. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Empire More sweet than tart. Extra crisp. Eating, Salads, Sauce September
Jonagold Blend of tart Jonathan and sweet Golden Delicious. Eating, Pies, Baking September
Idared Slightly tart and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Twenty Ounce Name decribes extra large heirloom apple. Slightly tart cooking. Pies, Sauce, Baking September
Stayman/Winesap Slightly tart. Firm and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Mutsu/Crispin Sweet and slightly tart. Very firm, crisp and juicy. Eating, Pies, Baking October
Nittany Tart but sweet. Very Firm and juicy Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
York Slightly tart. Firm, crisp, and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Rome Slightly tart. Firm, crisp and juicy. Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Fuji Very sweet. Firm, crisp and juicy. Eating, Salads, Sauce October
Paradise Sweet heirloom apple and excellent for drying. Eating October
Winter Banana Mildly tart heirloom apple. Sauce October
Cameo Sweet, tart, crisp and juicy. Eating, Salads, Sauce October
Braeburn Sweet and tart. Firm, crisp and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Granny Smith Tart, crisp and juicy. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Snow Soft flesh and slightly tart heirloom apple. Eating, Sauce October
Lady Sweet miniature heirloom apple. Wounderful for Christmas decorations. Eating October
Firm Gold Sweet and very juicy. Eating, Pies, Sauce, Baking October
Pink Lady Very firm tart eating and cooking. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking November
Yellow Newtown Pippin Hard, tart flavorful heirloom apple. Eating, Pies, Sauce, Baking November
Gold Rush Hard tart late season cooking apple. Eating, Salads, Pies, Sauce, Baking November