Taste of Minnesota
Akane ~ Sweet/ Tart
One of the best early season apples originating from Japan (Parentage: Jonathan x Worcester Pearmain)
Uses: Eat fresh, Cooking (keeps slice), Drying
Cortland ~ Mildly Tart
Holds white flesh color well for salads. Aromatic flavor. Stores well.
Uses: Eating, Sauce, & Baking
Haralson~ Firm, Tart, Juicy. Stores well.
Uses: Eating, Pie (holds slice), Caramel, Freeze
Honeycrisp ~ Sweet, Explosively crisp, & Juicy.
Minnesota State apple. Stores well (up to 7 months in cold storage)
Uses: Eating, Desserts, & Salad
Fireside ~ Sweet
Uses: Eating, Pie (Holds Slice = Chucky), Sauce, Baking, Salad, Freeze
McIntosh ~ Mildly Sweet.
Heritage apple developed in Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada in the 1820s by John McIntosh.
Uses: Eating, Pie, Sauce, Baking, Caramel
NW Greening ~ Mildly Tart firm flesh.
Originated in Wisconsin in 1872. (Parentage: Alexander x Golden Russet)
Uses: Ideal cooking apple making a noteworthy apple sauce
Paula Red ~ Mildly Sweet.
Early season apple also known as the Arends Apple, developed in Michigan in 1960.
Uses: Pie (saucy), Baking, Sauces, or Cider
Regent ~ Sweet
Uses: Eating, Pie (holds slice), Sauce, Baking, Salad, Jelly, Freeze
SweeTango (TM) ~ Sweet.
Registered trademark for the fruit produced by the Minneiska trees.
(Parentage: Honeycrisp x Zestar) The apple was released 2009. Stores well.
Sweet 16 ~ Mid-season apple with a sweet anise or cherry lifesaver flavor.
Wealthy ~ Mildly Tart.
Earliest apple cultivar to thrive in Minnesota climate developed by Peter Gideon who lived on the shores of Lake Minnetonka near Excelsior. The apple is named after his wife Wealthy and by the twentieth century the Wealthy apple was one of the top five apples grown nationally.
The Wealthy apple is the parent of other successful Minnesota apples, such as the Haralson apple.
Uses: Pies (cook down), Cakes, Sauces, Juice, Jelly, Caramel, Cider, & Freeze