Eating

Whatever your tastes, we have your favourite! We have McIntosh, Bartless Pears, Gala, Spartan, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Red Cort, Empire, Bosc Pears, Russett, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Braeburn, Mutsu, Ambrosia, and Fuji. We are always planting new varieties for you. If you don't know your favourite yet, be our guest to taste right in the orchard until you do!

Baking

It's not just "Spys for Pies" anymore!

Pies, apple sauce or baked apples? Cortland are the farmer's favourite right now for apple pies and apple sauce.  When Cortland are no longer available, Spartan, Mutsu, Golden Delicious, and Northern Spy come to the rescue.  Pies taste even better when you pick the apples!

McIntosh
Originated at 1800 as a chance seedling by John McIntosh of Dundela, Ontario. Medium size; irregular round shape; green apple with red splash; white, juicy flesh; mildly tart, sweetness as it ripens. Excellent for eating fresh, baking pies and sauces.
Bartlett Pears
Bartlett pears have a green skin that yellows as they ripen. Best picked firm and green, Bartlett pears become juicy and sweet as they ripen. Great for eating fresh out-of-hand.
Gala
Cross between a Kidd's Orange and Golden Delicious. Average size; yellow-orange ground colour with a red blush. Ideal for eating fresh out-of-hand.
Spartan
Cross between the McIntosh and Newtown; originated in British Columbia. Medium size, red variety. Good fresh from hand; makes a great pie filling, too.
Cortland
Descended from the McIntosh, it's a cross between a Ben Davis and McIntosh. Large globular shape with red-orange stripes. Mild, sweet taste and crisp texture. Excellent for salads and fruit plates; resists browning. Good for pies and sauces.
Honeycrisp
Cross between a Macoun and Honeygold. Large sized fruit with distinctive crisp texture, aromatic, juicy and a slightly acidic,  sweet taste.  Flesh is cream coloured.  Best eaten fresh. 
Red Cort
A variation of Cortland, Red Cort is a large crisp and juicy red apple, with white flesh. Great for eating or in pies.
Empire
Cross between the McIntosh and Red Delicious. Slightly tart; juicy, firm and crisp. Ideal for snacks; makes great applesauce.
Bosc Pears
Bosc pears are sweet, with crunchy yet tender flesh, and brown russetted skin.
Russet

Sweet and tangy. A popular choice in Europe. One of the oldest Ontario varieties. Great as a fresh snack; ideal for pie filling and applesauce, too.
Golden Delicious
Originated in West Virginia as a chance seedling, it was introduced in 1916. Firm and juicy. Slices keep their shape when baked in pies. Favourite choice for snacks and applesauce.
Jonagold
Cross between a Golden Delicious and Jonathan. Large, round to round conic; medium orange-red to red blush over faint striping and green-yellow ground colour; firm, slightly coarse texture. Great for eating fresh and cooking.
Red Delicious
Large size; firm, sweet and juicy; dark red and elongated. Excellent in salads; not recommended for cooking.
Northern Spy
Distinguished by bright red stripes and elongated shape. Large, crisp and firm. Excellent for pies and baked apples
Braeburn
Braeburn has a unique combination of sweet and tart flavour. Medium to large in size, they are firm with a red/orange colour.
Crispin (Mutsu)
Cross between the Golden Delicious and the Japanese Indo. Larger than average; tart to sweet taste and firm texture. Ideal for snack. Delicious in pies and chunky sauces.
Ambrosia
Ambrosia is medium to large in size and has mostly red coloration, with yellow patches. It has cream-colored, firm meat with a sweet, crisp, aromatic flavor reminiscent of pear and low acidity.
Fuji
Cross between a Delicious and Ralls Janet. Medium to large size; firm and greenish pink in colour with white flesh. Great for eating fresh.