Suggested Uses For Ohio Apples

For the best apple experience, pick the right apple for the apple treat you are planning. Please remember that not every orchard grows every variety of apple, so contact your orchard to see what they have available, and what's ripe.

Variety Flavor/Text Eating Salads Sauce Pies Baking Freezing
Summer sour-tender fair fair good good poor sauce
McIntosh spicy-tender excellent excellent good good good sauce
Jonathon tart-spicy excellent excellent good excellent excellent slices
Red Delicious sweet-rich excellent excellent poor fair good not recomm
Golden Delicious rich-semifrm excellent excellent good good excellent slices/sauce
Law Rome bland-milfrm good fair good excellent excellent slices
Stayman spicy-firm good excellent good good excellent slices/sauce
Empire tart-tender excellent excellent good excellent excellent slices
Melrose crisp-mild excellent excellent excellent good excellent slices/sauce
Crispin spicy-firm good good fair excellent excellent slices
Criterion sweet-firm excellent excellent good excellent excellent slices
Fuji sweet-hard excellent excellent not/rec excellent excellent slices
Gala sweet-firm excellent excellent not/rec excellent excellent slices
Granny Smith tart-hard fair excellent not/rec excellent excellent slices
Red Cort tart-spicy excellent excellent good good good sauce

not/rec-not recommended for this use