Apple Orchards – Apple Types

Connecticut Apple Orchard Guide

Apple Varieties That Grow in Connecticut


Welcome to the Connecticut Apple Orchard Guide, an informative guide to Connecticut apples and apple products. Pick-your-own apple orchards, roadside farm stands and aaple wholesalers are found here, sorted by region. Below is a list of the most common apple varieties grown in the state of Connecticut.

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Apple Types Grown in Connecticut

  Baldwin
Ready to pick in mid-October; pale greesnish-yellow flushed with purplish-brown; juicy, with a trace of sweetness; stores extremely well.
 
  Cortland
Ready to pick in mid-October; paper-white flesh, juicy, crisp, tart, good drying; good for eating, baking, drying, freezing and on salads – note: when cooked they hold their shape and are firmer than MacIntosh.
 
  Crispin (Mutsu)
Ready to pick in mid-October; gold with red highlights; good for eating and cooking
 
  Empire
Ready to pick in late September; mildly tart and sweet, has juicy firm white flesh; high quality dessert apple good for culinary uses
 
  Fuji
Ready to pick in October; red blush with green and yellow stripes; crisp, firm, juicy flesh; an excellent keeper; developed in Japan in 1939
 
  Gala
Ready to pick in mid-August; red-orange, with yellow stripes; a sweet apple
 
  Golden Delicious
Ready to pick in mid-October; firm, crisp, sweet, juicy; good for eating and baking
 
  Honeycrisp
Ready to pick in late September; very crisp and sweet; good for eating
 
  Ida Red
Ready to pick in late September; bright golden red; their tangy taste mellows at maturity; excellent for all culinary uses
 
  Jersey Mac
Ready to pick in mid-August; tangy, juicy, crunchy; good for eating and baking
 
  Jona Gold
Ready to pick in September; bright red with gold; crisp and juica, Jona Golds are good fresh, in salads, and for both cooking and baking
 
  Liberty
Ready to pick in early October; red blush, an all-purpose apple
 
  Macoun
Ready to pick in mid/ late September; super crisp, juicy, mild sweet flavor; good for eating
 
  Northern Spy
Ready to pick in late October; large red and green skin, spicy tart flavor; a favorite for apple pies
 
  Paula Red
Ready to pick in mid-August; crisp, juicy, sweetly tart; good for eating and baking
 
  Pippin
Ripens in September; green with yellow highlights; tangy, sweet flavor; best for cooking and baking
 
  Red Delicious
Ready to pick in mid-October; crisp, juicy, mildly sweet, sweet cider; good for eating and juicing
 
  Rome
Ready to pick in mid-October; slightly tart; excellent baking apples
 
  Spartan
Ready to pick in early October; red and green skin; juicy, tart – sweet taste is good for snacks and salads
 
  Spencer
ready to pick in mid-October; firm and crisp with a very sweet flavor; good for eating
 
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Litchfield County CT Apple Orchards
Bridgewater, Cornwall, Kent, Litchfield
Hartford County CT Apple Orchards
Hartford, New Britain, Suffield, Enfield
Tolland County CT Apple Orchards
Andover, Stafford Springs, Mansfield, Tolland, Somers, Storrs, Willington
Windham County CT Apple Orchards
Canterbury, Eastford, Plainfield, Putnam
Fairfield County CT Apple Orchards
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Newtown
New Haven County CT Apple Orchards
Hamden, New Haven, Seymour, Waterbury
Middlesex County CT Apple Orchards
Cromwell, Essex, Middletown, Old Saybrook
New London County CT Apple Orchards
New London, Ledyard, Norwich, North Stonington, Mystic Village, Old Lyme

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