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Minnesota Apple Varieties

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Pleasant Valley Orchard grows quality Minnesota apple varieties. All of our apples are pre-picked and sold only at the orchard. You can’t find apples any fresher! You can be sure no matter what time of the season you stop by, you will be sure to find an apple to suit your taste. We have apples perfect for fresh eating, baking apple pie, apple crisp, making applesauce or freezing. Whatever you need — we’ll have the apple to meet it!

Click here for a University of Minnesota resource on Minnesota Apples and their culinary uses.

Apples! The healthy choice!

If you watch what you eat — apples must be on your menu! A medium sized apple is a fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free food. In addition, apples are an excellent source of fiber-more than most hot or cold cereals! All this and only 80 calories per serving!

Variety
Harvest Date
Uses
State Fair Late August Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Redfree Late August Fresh eating, baking
Paula Red Late August Fresh eating, sauce
Zestar Late August Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Esteval Early September Fresh eating
Wealthy Early September Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Chestnut Crab Early September Fresh eating, pie, sauce, pickles
McIntosh Mid September Fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking
Sweet Sixteen Mid September Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Cortland Late September Fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking, salad
Honeycrisp Late September Fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking
Haralson Late September Fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking,freezing
Prairie Spy Early October Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Connell Red/Fireside Early October Fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking, freezing
Honeygold Mid October Fresh eating, pie, sauce
Regent Mid October Fresh eating, pie, sauce, freezing
Keepsake Mid October Fresh eating,stores well