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Apple Varieties of New York State

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Idared


Idared

If you love the old-fashioned goodness of baked apples, Idareds are excellent, as they hold their shape perfectly and look beautiful on the table. Developed in Idaho, it’s a cross between two old-time New York apples, Jonathan and Wagener, that were first grown in Penn Yan in 1791.

Profile
  • Sweetly tart
  • Juicy
  • Firm, pale, yellow-green flesh, sometimes tinted rosy pink
Best Uses
  • Excellent for sauces, cooking, baking and pies
  • Good for eating, salads and freezing
Special Hint
  • Idareds make a beautifully colored applesauce. Cook the apples with the skins on and strain the sauce to get the best pink color.
Availability
  • October through August

Even More NY Apple Varieties


Wait: there are more! The apple varieties on this chart may not be widely available, but all are grown annually in New York State. If you are interested, discover a grower/farm market that produces each of these varieties – and others – on our locator maps.
Apple VarietyFlavor ProfileBest UsesAvailability
Baldwin* Tart Eat, Sauce, Bake, Pie Oct. - April
Golden Russet* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Pie Oct. - Dec.
Golden Supreme* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce Sept. - April
Jonathan Tart Eat, Salad, Sauce, Pie Sept. - April
Lady* Sweet Eat, Decorative Nov. - Dec.
Liberty* Sweet Eat Sept. - Dec.
Lodi* Tart Sauce, Pie July - Sept.
Monroe* Tart - sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Bake Oct. - Dec.
Newtown Pippin* Sweet Eat, Salad, Bake Oct. - Dec.
Northern Spy Tart Eat, Sauce, Bake, Pie, Freeze Oct. - Dec.
Pound Sweet* Sweet Bake October
Rhode Island Greening* Tart Sauce, Pie, Bake Oct. - Feb.
Spigold* Sweet Eat, Pie Oct. - Nov.
Stayman/Winesap* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Bake, Pie Oct. - April
Tydeman Sweet Eat Aug. - Sept.
Yellow Transparent* Tart Pie July - Sept.

* These can only be found at farm markets and roadside stands, not in grocery stores.