The Applehouse Farm Market is Now
Closed for the 2021 Season
Looking to reopen in July of 2022 for the start of the season
Excellent sweet, dessert apple for eating,
salads & pies!
Gala is a red-orange apple with yellow striping, crunchy and juicy, with a sweet flavor. Well suited for snacking, salads, and baking, Gala is ready for picking in September. It tends to darken in color the longer it is stored.
Discovered: 1934 New Zealand
Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin, Kidd's Orange Red, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious
Developed in New Zealand and introduced in 1934, the ever-popular Gala derives its genetic heritage from Cox’s Orange Pippin and both Red and Golden Delicious. One of its offspring is Jazz. Gala is one of the most widely grown apples in the world.
After the many attributes of McIntosh were discovered, plant breeders began crossing it with other varieties to enhance its traits. An early development was Cortland, a cross of McIntosh and Ben Davis at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, 1898.
Great salad apple! All purpose, juicy apple!
A large all-purpose apple with a deep, purple-red color and yellow streaks, Cortland is considered moderately tart and tangy. Its white flesh browns very slowly when sliced, making Cortland a standout for salads. Writer Roger Yepsen describes Cortland as a “friendly” apple in his book Apples. “The flavor is tart and tangy,” he writes, “but not emphatically so, and juicy. It is a good apple to accompany a sandwich.” He recommends it for pies, sauce, and cider, too. Cortland ripens in middle September in our area.
New Fall Activity: Apple Cannons!
Included with admission onto the farm & orchards:
2-acre Corn Maze
Gated Activity Area
1 U-Cut Sunflower
You can book admission passes online or walk-in. Hand stamp needed for all activities.