Our Lovely Apples
Here at Champlain Orchards, we grow over 104 varieties of apples. Some of them are grown specifically for our hard cider, while others are chosen for their consistency in our pies. Each one has a different story, with its own quirks and flavors. Explore below, and find a recipe here.
Introduced: 1978, Nova Scotia
This disease resistant and early ripening strain of McIntosh exhibits a crisp, tender, and fine-textured flesh. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking.
Early Season - Fresh, pies
Introduced: 1994, New Jersey
Enterprise apples are known for their supremely well-balanced flavor, with mild sweetness and a tart juice. Its skin stays crunchy and is similar to a Mutsu, with firm fruit beneath. The Enterprise is a great keeper and does well in pies.
Late season - Fresh, Pies
Introduced: 1948 Mutsu Province, Japan
Mutsu, also known as “Crispin,” looks like a large Golden Delicious and indeed one of its parents is Golden Delicious. Mutsu has a lovely sweet, honey flavor, cooks superbly well, and is a great keeper!
Late Season - Pies, Fresh