APPLES

Of course, the signature crop at Jacobs' Family Orchard is the apple. The huge Jacobs' Family Apple sign identifies us and pays tribute to our signature crop. We’ve got everything from the classic Red Delicious apple to relative newcomers, such as the Enterprise apple and Zestar apple varieties which were first introduced to the world in the 1990’s.



APPLES GROWN ON THE FARM

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

July

Lodi

July 15th

Yellow in color, medium in size. This is the first apple we have available. It’s very tart and tender, which makes it ideal for pies. Production is variable.

August

Pristine

August 1st

A lemon-yellow colored apple that’s small in size. This crisp, juicy apple has a sweet-tart flavor with a hint of citrus. The Pristine is a good early eating apple.

Zestar

August 15th

This medium-sized red apple with yellow undertones is crunchy and juicy, with an even level of acid and sugar. Some say it has a brown sugar aftertaste. It can be stored for one to two months at a time.

Redfree

August 15th

A medium red apple that’s crisp, sweet and juicy with a mild sub-acidic taste. A dessert-type apple that’s good for making dried apples.

Williams Pride

August 15th

A mostly red, medium-sized apple. It’s a good, fresh, eating apple with a sweet, rich spicy flavor.

Gala

August 24th

An orange-striped over yellow apple. When it’s very ripe, it takes on a deep red color. This small to medium-sized apple has a mellow, sweet taste and is crunchy to the bite. The Gala apple is great for eating.

Molly Delicious

August 24th

A yellow apple with a red blush, it turns very red when mature. Conical in shape, this is a large, crisp, sweet and juicy apple. It needs to be handled carefully because it can bruise easily. The Molly Delicious is versatile, but has a short shelf life.

Summer Rambo

August 24th

A green apple with some red coloring. This large apple is crisp and juicy, with a tart flavor. Excellent for making apple sauce.

September

McIntosh

September 1st

A medium-sized red apple. This is a juicy apple with white flesh and a lightly tart flavor. One of the most aromatic apples, it’s great for cooking, but does break down when cooked. Keeps well.

Honey Crisp

September 10th

Has a light green-yellow background with a red-orange flush. Grows in both medium and large sizes. A crisp, sweet apple with a great bite. Has a low acid content. Baking with this apple may be difficult due to its large water content. It’s also a difficult apple to grow. Personally, we think the smaller Honey Crisps are tastier.

Crimson Crisp

September 10th

This is a small to medium-sized apple with a bright red over yellow background. It stores well and its tart, crunchy taste makes it a good eating apple.

Cortland

September 20th

A red apple with yellow undertones. The Cortland is medium to large in size. It’s a tender, sweet apple with a hint of tartness. Its white flesh is slow to brown. Great for baking and sauces, it does break down when cooked.

Jonathan

September 20th

This apple is red with slight yellow undertones. It’s small to medium in size. A juicy, crisp apple that has a spicy flavor. Its skin is tough, but it can go soft quickly. Has a short shelf life.

Black Jonathan

September 20th

A small, dark red apple. This juicy, crisp apple isn’t as tart as the Jonathan. This apple’s dark skin will give apple sauce a red tinge.

Red Delicious

September 20th

A medium-sized apple that’s tall and conical in shape. As its name implies, it has a bright red coloring. A sweet, crisp apple with a tougher skin that keeps well.

Galarina

September 25th

A reddish apple over yellow and green undertones that’s small to medium in size. A sweet, crisp apple with a tougher skin that keeps very well.

Golden Delicious

September 25th

A yellow to golden apple of medium to large size. A sweet, crunchy apple with a thin skin. It’s great for cooking or eating. It holds up well when cooked and keeps well also.

EverCrisp

September 25th

A red apple with yellow undertones. A new apple variety that will be available by 2017. A sweet, crisp apple that keeps well, this is Indiana’s version of the Honeycrisp.

Grimes Golden

September 25th

A medium-sized yellow to golden apple. A sweet, spicy and crispy apple that’s great for pies and keeps well

October

Crimson Topaz

October 1st

A yellow apple over a red and cream flush of medium to large size. A tart, crisp apple.

Jonagold

October 1st

A large yellow apple with big flushes of red. An aromatic, crisp, juicy, sweet and tart apple. Good for cooking and eating.

Ida red

October 10th

A large tangy-tart red apple with yellow undertones, that’s medium to large in size. An eating or cooking apple that holds its shape when cooked. It stores well and gets better the longer its kept.

Stayman Winesap

October 10th

A medium to large-sized, mostly red apple. A tart, tangy and juicy apple with a firm texture. Great for cooking, it holds up and stores well.

Mutsu (Crispin)

October 10th

A large green apple, not known for its looks, but that tastes great. A sweet, light-flavored apple, it holds its shape when cooked.

Scarlet Beauty

October 15th

A red apple with yellow to dark red undertones. This is the largest apple we grow. A medium tart apple that’s great for cooking and stores well. A unique apple that’s found in only two or three more orchards in addition to ours.

Fuji

October 15th

A pink apple with specks of green and yellow. The Fuji is medium in size. A sweet-tart, juicy apple that’s great for drying and keeps well.

Granny Smith

October 20th

A green, medium to large-sized apple. The taste is extremely tart. It has a tough skin and is very firm. Great for pies, it holds its shape when cooked and stores very well.

Braeburn

October 20th

A red apple with yellow undertones. The Braeburn is medium to large in size. A thin-skinned apple with a tart and crisp flavor. Good for eating and baking. It stores well.

Enterprise

October 20th

A glossy red apple that’s small to medium in size. A tart, crisp apple with a tough skin, it’s great for eating or cooking. It also keeps well.

Suncrisp

October 20th

A small to medium-sized apple that’s yellow with orange and red blush. A juicy, sweet-tart, crisp apple that stores well. Great for eating

Goldrush

October 25th

A medium-sized yellow to golden apple. A rich, spicy, complex flavor with crunch. An excellent keeper that gets better with storage.