Our Lovely Apples
Here at Champlain Orchards, we grow 110 varieties of apples (and counting!). Some of them are grown specifically for our hard cider, while others are chosen for their perfection in our pies. Each one has a different story, with its own quirks and flavors.
Explore below for current availability & all of our fruit listed from A to Z and by use.
Introduced: 1915, New York USA
A cross between McIntosh and Ben Davis, this popular apple exhibits a sweet vinous flavor and crisp refreshing bite.
Mid Season - Pies
Introduced: 1966, New York
This well-known, bruise resistant lunchbox apple has a balanced sweet-tart taste and crisp texture ideal for fresh eating. Its appealing deep color and melon undertones can be attributed to its parents: McIntosh and Red Delicious.
Mid Season - Fresh
Introduced: 1978, Nova Scotia
This very popular apple has a white, tender, crisp flesh that’s spicy, highly aromatic, and full of juice. It was named after John McIntosh, a farmer in Ontario, Canada who found and introduced it in 1870. Macs are the best selling apple in New England and Canada!
Early Season - Fresh, pies
Introduced: 1970s Australia
This lovely apple is very juicy and flavorful, with sweetness balancing its floral notes. Also known as Cripps Pink.
Late Season - Fresh