Homestead Orchards planted its first apple trees in 1989, and we now grow over twenty varieties. In season, all of our apple varieties are available fresh picked in our store, and some are also available on our accessible Pick Your Own Orchard (PYO)
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating. Resists Browning NOW AVAILABLE (PYO Sold out)
A tart apple, mainly grown in Nova Scotia. Great for baking. SOLD OUT
Good for fresh eating and baking SOLD OUT
Mildly tart, weetens as it ripens. Excellent for fresh eating, sauces and baking (cooks soft) NOW AVAILABLE
A Jonathan / McIntosh cross. Crisp and firm. Good for fresh eating, pies and applesauce. NOW AVAILABLE
Tart and juicy, great for baking and sauces. NOW AVAILABLE
Mildly sweet and crisp, resists browning. Excellent for fresh eating and salads. Keeps shape when baked. NOW AVAILABLE
Crisp and juicy, excellent for fresh eating. Great for salads. NOW AVAILLABLE
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating. NOW AVAILABLE
A tasty heritage apple. Good fresh eating NOW AVAILABLE.
McIntosh / Red Delicious cross. Juicy, firm, crisp. Tasty and keeps well. Good for eating and baking. NOW AVAILABLE
Excellent for fresh eating and pie filling; a firm sweet apple. NOW AVAILABLE
McIntosh / Jersey Black cross. Distinctive taste and firm texture. Great for fresh eating.
Golden Delicious / Jonathan cross. Cream colored flesh, sweet and firm. Excellent for eating and cooking.
Tart apple, excellent for eating or baking. Stores very well.
Sweet to tart apple, great for fresh eating. Can be used in pies and chunky sauces.
Sweet firm and tasty. Holds shape when baking
Sweet, firm and juicy, keeps shape when baked. Great for fresh eating or baking. Ripens mid October
Firm, seet and juicy. Excellent fresh eating. Not recommended for baking. Ripens mid October
Very tart, crips and firm. Great for eating, can be used for cooking. Ripens mid October
Large, crisp and firm. A tart flavour, excellent for pies and baked apples. Ripens mid October
Sweet, tang and hard, great for eating. Can be used for pies and sauces. One of Ontario's oldest varieties. Ripens mid October