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.

Flavor, Texture, & Fresh Eating

Variety Flavor/Texture Eating Salads
Summer sour-tender fair fair
McIntosh spicy-tender excellent excellent
Jonathon tart-spicy excellent excellent
Red Delicious sweet-rich excellent excellent
Golden Delicious rich-semifirm excellent excellent
Law Rome bland-semifirm good fair
Stayman spicy-firm good excellent
Empire tart-tender excellent excellent
Melrose crisp-mild excellent excellent
Crispin spicy-firm good good
Criterion sweet-firm excellent excellent
Fuji sweet-hard excellent excellent
Gala sweet-firm excellent excellent
Granny Smith tart-hard fair excellent
Red Cort tart-spicy excellent excellent


Cooking, Baking & Freezing

Variety Sauce Pies Baking Freezing
Summer good good poor sauce
McIntosh good good good sauce
Jonathon good excellent excellent slices
Red Delicious poor fair good not favored
Golden Delicious good good excellent slices/sauce
Law Rome good excellent excellent slices
Stayman good good excellent slices/sauce
Empire good excellent excellent slices
Melrose excellent good excellent slices/sauce
Crispin fair excellent excellent slices
Criterion good excellent excellent slices
Fuji not favored excellent excellent slices
Gala not favored excellent excellent slices
Granny Smith not favored excellent excellent slices
Red Cort good good good sauce