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WODSTOCK Country Orchard

17015 Garden Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 923-4359

Apple Varieties

We offer a wide variety of apples at Woodstock Country Orchard.
Apple varieties are in from early September through mid October.
Click on an apple to jump to it, or scroll down to view each.

Gala - Golden Delicious crossed with Red Delicious/Cox Orange Pippin

  • Spicy sweet, crunchy and juicy
  • Even kids love to snack on them
  • Good keeper
  • Picking begins early September

Jonamac - Jonathan/McIntosh cross

  • Great for fresh eating and sauce
  • Smoother than a Jonathan
  • Firmer and better keeper than the McIntosh
  • Not recommended for long-term storage

Honeycrisp - Macoun/Honeygold cross from the University of Minnesota

  • Explosive crisp; sweet and juicy
  • Unrivaled out-of-hand eating
  • Great for pies and sauce
  • Very good keeper
  • Ripens mid-September

Fuji - One of the best eating apples; originating from Japan

  • Sweet, crisp and dense
  • Exceptional dessert apple
  • Great storage life
  • Ripens mid-September

Cortland - a red sport of Cortland; a McIntosh/Ben Davis cross

  • Large, all-purpose apple with a sweet-tart flavor
  • Pure white flesh is perfect for salads
  • Delicious eating or for pies and sauce
  • Picking starts in early September


  • Bright red apple with rich tart flavor
  • Classic for pies, cider, taffy apples and just eating
  • Not recommended for long-term storage
  • Ready to pick about mid-September

Jonaprince - Jonathan/Golden Delicious cross

  • Large, luscious, all-purpose apple
  • The sweetness of Golden Delicious and the tartness of Jonathan
  • Good keeper
  • Available in late September

Empire - Outstanding Red Delicious/McIntosh cross from Geneva, N.Y. Experimental Station

  • Sweet, firm and aromatic
  • Outstanding all-purpose apple
  • My favorite for pies; good keeper
  • Picking begins late September

Red Delicious

  • Beautiful, crisp, red apple
  • Ideal for long-term storage; the flavor improves with time
  • Ripens late September

Golden Delicious

  • The world’s favorite all-purpose apple
  • Spicy, sweet and juicy
  • Keeps well in storage
  • Picking begins late September

Melrose - Jonathan/Red Delicious cross

  • Large, crisp and juicy
  • High quality, all-purpose apple
  • Similar to Jonathan, but larger and firmer
  • Outstanding keeping quality
  • Ripens in early October

Crimson Crisp - Sweet and tart apple

  • Sweet and tart apple
  • High quality, all-purpose apple
  • Very good keeper
  • Makes the best caramel apples
  • Ripens in early October

Long Term Storage

Use apples that are not too ripe; they continue to ripen in storage.
Seal apple (paper picking bag and all) in a plastic bag.
Keep in refrigerator and enjoy for months.