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Apple Varieties of New York State

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RubyFrost® (New!)


RubyFrost® (New!)

A new apple, first planted in 2011 and marketed in 2013, RubyFrost® boasts a beautiful rich color and definitive crisp texture, blending a delicate balance of sweet and tart flavors that make it an ideal pairing with a glass of red wine or a light fresh salad. It’s also a great new baking and recipe ingredient choice. Along with SnapDragon®, RubyFrost is one of two exciting new apples that were 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s apple breeding program.

Profile
  • Blend of sweet and tart flavors
  • Crisp texture
Best Uses
  • Excellent for eating, baking, salads, sauces, and use in recipes
Special Hint
  • Because it’s a new, seasonal variety, fewer RubyFrosts will be available initially. So get yours while you can in October.
Availability
  • October through December at farm markets.

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.