In Order of Ripening in New York State
An exceptional early apple with holding ability, flavor and crunch! 80-100% bright, shiny red, looks like a fall apple. Ripens eight days before Paulared. Will hold up to three months in storage. Very hardy, grower-friendly tree.
USPP# 11,367– Univ. of Minn.
Ripens late August, Zone 3. Quality apple with nice acid/sugar ratio. Flavorful, good sized fruit, red striped over a cream background. Stores up to 7 weeks in regular storage. Cold hardy. Good resistance to fire blight.
AB 1088 cv. PPAF
This Gala is an exciting new introduction from International Plant Management that is almost 100% red blush. It colors very early, and develops into a deep red blush that can’t be beat. It ripens 4-5 days ahead of its parent, Brookfield Gala, with the same sweet taste.
Alvina Cltv. PP#19,604
A new variety of gala discovered in Drouin, Australia. Very high level of fruit over color, with solid flush and stripes. Maturing earlier than competitor Gala selections. Colors well in hot climates.
Buckeye® Prime Gala
Buckeye® Prime is a mutation of Buckeye that was first looked at because of size. It has a brighter red color and much bolder stripe than regular Buckeye, more like a Brookfield stripe. Colors in warmer climates. Arguably, colors better then Buckeye® Gala.
BL-14 Gala is a new high color strain of Gala. This was found as a limb sport off of an Ultima Gala tree. The apple is a deep red striping type gala. BL-14 is being looked at for its uniformity in fruit ripening and coloring, which will make for easier harvest management.
Royal Red Honeycrisp®
Royal Red Honeycrisp® ripens the same time as standard Honeycrisp. This is a highly colored red strain that maintains the crisp, juicy texture of regular Honeycrisp. The tree can be less vigorous than is parent.
Ripens early September. Originated in New Zealand. Has a bold red stripe over its red background. The apple's early color permits proper harvest timing. Usually harvested in two pickings for best storage maturity, flavor retention and overall satisfaction.
An exciting sport of McIntosh that develops a bright, rich, red blush with no striping, over virtually all of the surface. It is a true McIntosh and while it starts coloring weeks ahead of any other strain, it ripens with other McIntosh varieties and hangs on the tree longer than any Mac we have seen.
‘NY73’PPAF Pink Luster®
Matures early-mid September. Very large size, firm, crisp & attractive. Mild-flavor. Has very large conic fruit size and a very attractive pink blush (over green/yellow ground color) with excellent crisp texture and juiciness.
Honeycrisp x Fuji cross. Harvest date is with Honeycrisp. It is an autumn apple only. High crispness, sweet/tart flavor with large fruit size and high tree vigor. Must be an MAIA member to purchase trees.
Roseland Red™ Honeycrisp
Simmons cv., PPAF
Roseland Red™ Honeycrisp is a beautiful red strain of Honeycrisp that colors exceptionally well in the heat and really shines in cooler climates. It has that great Honeycrisp flavor and crunch with a typical Honeycrisp tree.
Ripens mid-September. Hardy to zone 3. A crisp and juicy apple with mild, sweet flavor. Red colored over a yellow background. Annual bearer. Winter hardy. Low vigor, and can have bitter pit issues.
Pixie Crunch™ has a crunchy, crisp texture. This apple has a sweet flavor with a hint of tartness. It is smaller in size but has a distinct texture and crunch. Hardiness zones 5-8.
Cross between Golden Delicious x Monroe. Ripens mid-late September. Dual purpose variety from the Geneva Research Station. Orange red stripe with yellow background. Non-browning flesh.
Another exciting release from the University of Minnesota. It harvests about two weeks after Honeycrisp. It is a bronze-red blush apple with a creamy white flesh. This variety is cold hardy and grows best in northern districts. Fruit stores well.
September Wonder® Fuji
Ripens mid-September. Cold Hardy. Allows colder climates to grow an apple with the same quality and taste as other later Fuji varieties. Pink blush over a yellow-green background makes this apple’s coloring distinct.
Rising Sun Fuji®
An early Fuji selection that ripens five to six weeks ahead of regular Fuji and colors to a beautiful 70-80% bright pinkish-red blush with a brighter, smoother finish than other early Fujis.
USPP# 10,049 Hartencourt Cultivar
Ripens in early October. An improved strain coloring to a solid blush. It is considered to be superior to all other Cortlands.
Cross between McIntosh x Jersey Black. Ripens late September. Hardy to zone 4. Size and shape like McIntosh. More striped with deeper red coloring. Dark purplish red blush over green background. High quality, all purpose dessert apple. Medium size, vigorous, hardy, spur-type, productive tree. Very resistant to fire blight.
Cross Red Delicious x McIntosh. Ripens early October. Hardy to zone 5-8. Good for fresh eating, cider, sauce, cooking and freezing. Excellent flavor and good storage ability. Ripens two weeks after McIntosh.
A striped red Jonathan that originated in Missouri. It maintains its bright, bold, striping as it matures and finishes to a cherry red color. Has crisp flesh and excellent storage characteristics.
‘NY109’ PP31,145 Firecracker®
Matures early-mid October. Medium size, very firm & crisp. High in both brix and acid, full flavor & very aromatic. Long storage life. Great for fresh eating, very good quality.
Golden Delicious (Gibson Strain)
Ripens early October. Hardy to zone 5. Most russet resistant Golden Delicious clone commercially available. Smoother finish than regular Golden Delicious. Good size, firmness and flavor. Good keeper. Vigorous productive tree.
MAIA11 harvests 2 weeks after Golden Delicious. MAIA11 apples that meet quality requirements will be marketed as Rosalee®. MAIA11 fruit has a clean, floral taste with spectacular texture. The parents of MAIA11 are Honeycrisp & Fuji. Must be a MAIA member to purchase trees.
Golden Delicious x Indo. Ripens early to mid-October. Hardiness zone 4-8. Large, round, yellow fruit. Sweet flavor. Excellent for eating, sauces, baking, salads, and pies. Large, spreading, vigorous tree; annual, early producer. Triploid.
Pink Lady® Barnsby
Matures 3-4 weeks earlier than the standard Cripps Pink variety of Pink Lady. This is a benefit for growers concerned about harvesting Pink Lady apples too late and exposing them to freezes. In addition, the Barnsby doesn’t need to be stored before shipping, as other Pink Lady varieties need be.
MAIA-Z Sweet Zinger
Gold Rush x Sweet 16 cross. Harvest date is 2 weeks after Golden Delicious. It is a long keeper with high crispness and a sweet/tart flavor. The fruit is large and the tree vigor is medium. Must be an MAIA member to purchase trees.
Open pollinated Honeycrisp. The harvest date is three weeks after Golden Delicious. It is a longer keeper with high crispness, and has tropical fruit tones. The fruit size is large and the tree vigor is high. Must be a MAIA member to purchase trees.
Standard Fuji ripening time which is the same time as Sun-Fuji. Variety is a heavy coloring stripe selection. Typical Fuji issues are blind wood and bi-annual production so good horticultural practices must be in place in order to reduce this as much as possible.
MAIA 1- EverCrisp®
A cross of Fuji and Honeycrisp, it has a sweet flavor. It is closer to Fuji in resemblance but shares some of Honeycrisp’s texture characteristics. Ripens late October. The name EverCrisp® comes from its greatest characteristic which is storability. Must be a MAIA member to purchase trees.