Variety
Description
Ripening Time
Lodiyellow, transparent, thin-skinned, pie and sauce
July 20-30
Pristine
yellow, crisp, spritely taste, eating
Aug. 1-10
Whitney Crab
pink/yellow striped, sweet, pickling, jam
Aug. 5-15
Duchess
pink stripe, tart, pie & sauce
Aug. 5-15
Discovery
pink, sweet, pear-like taste, eating
Aug. 5-15
Williams Pride
dark red blush, crisp, spicy, eating
Aug. 5-15
Redfree
bright red, juicy, Jonathan flavor, eating
Aug. 15-25
Paulared
red, fine texture, sauce & eating
Aug. 15-25
Zestar
pink blush over yellow, crisp, excellent eating
Aug. 15-25
Earliblaze
red blush over green, hard & tart, eating & cooking
Aug. 20-30
Red Gravenstein
dark red blush, cooking & sauce
Aug. 25-Sept.5
Red Wealthy
red striped, tart, juicy, pie & sauce
Sept. 1-10
Summer Rambo
greenish heirloom, juicy, eating
Sept. 1-10
Sansa
pink-red, Gala cross, sweet eating
Sept. 1-10
Jonamac
firm,crisp large McIntosh type, eating McIntosh-Jonathan cross
Sept. 1-10
Ginger Gold
yellow, firm, crisp, sweet, eating
Sept. 1-10
Buckeye Gala
bright red, sweet, crunchy, eating. Cox Orange-Golden Del. cross
Sept. 5-15
Royal Gala
red striped, sweet, crunchy, eating. Cox Orange-Golden Del. cross
Sept. 5-15
LindaMac
bright red, early mac type, all-purpose
Sept. 5-15
McIntosh
red, crisp, tart-sweet, all-purpose
Sept. 10-20
Royal Court
deep red, large, Cortland type, all-purpose
Sept. 10-20
Sweet 16
red, crisp, nutty flavor, eating
Sept. 10-20
Golden Supreme
yellow with pink blush, sweet flavor, eating
Sept. 10-20
Ribston Pippin
red blush, juicy, tart-sweet, eating
Sept. 10-20
Honeycrisp
red striped, crisp, juicy, sweet, excellent eating. Keepsake-Minn 447 cross
Sept. 15-25
Macoun
purple-striped, firm, tart-sweet, eating. McIntosh-Jersey Black cross
Sept. 15-25
Liberty
red striped, crisp, sprightly sweet ,eating. Macoun- PRI cross
Sept. 15-25
Spartan
drk red, spicy, firmer McIntosh type, all-purpose. McIntosh-Newtown Pippin cross
Sept. 20-30
Cortland
red, firm, pure-white flesh, all-purpose. McIntosh-Ben Davis cross
Sept. 20-30
Crimson Crisp
very crisp, tart flavor, eating & cooking
Sept. 20-30
Snow
red, red-streaked white flesh, eating, sauce
Sept. 20-30
Greening
Yellow-green, large, coarse flesh, pies & sauce
Sept. 25-Oct.5
Swiss Gourmet
(Arlet)
Red blush, russeted, crisp, sweet-tart, eating. Golden Del.-Idared cross
Sept. 25-Oct.5
Royal Empire
deep burgundy, firm, sweet, all-purpose. McIntosh-Red Del. cross
Sept. 25-Oct.5
Sept. Wonder Fuji
bright red, crunchy, sweet, eating
Sept. 25-Oct.5
Red Delicious
dark red, crisp, sweet, eating. (We leave them on the tree until sweet)
Oct. 1-10
Sonata
(Pinata)
Red blush on yellow, sweet tangy flavor, eating. Golden Del.-Cox Orange-Duchess cross
Oct. 1-10
Grimes Golden
yellow heirloom, cider & cooking
Oct. 1-10
Jonathan
ruby red, crisp, juicy, tangy, eating & pies
Oct. 5-15
Snowsweet
bronze-red, white flesh, all-purpose
Oct. 5-15
Fortune
burgundy, crunchy, sweet-tart, eating. Empire-Northern Spy cross
Oct. 10-20
Golden Delicious
yellow, firm, tangy, partly russeted, all-purpose
Oct. 10-20
Jonagold
red blush on yellow, crisp, sweet, eating. Jonathan-Golden Del. cross
Oct. 10-20
Red Jonaprince
deep red Jonagold, sweet eating
Oct. 10-20
Melrose
red, Jonathan flavor in a large apple, keeper. Jonathan-Red Del. cross
Oct. 10-20
Regent
red,crisp, sweet, eating. Red Del.-Duchess cross
Oct. 10-20
Suncrisp
orange-yellow, crisp, juicy, sweet, eating
Oct. 15-25
Idared
bright red, crunchy, tangy, keeper. Jonathan-Wagener cross
Oct. 15-25
Blushing Golden
yellow, waxy skin, firm, Jonathan-golden flavor. Jonathan-Golden Del. cross, excellent keeper
Oct. 15-25
Rome
bright red, mild flavored, pies & cooking
Oct. 15-25
Northern Spy
red, firm, tart flavor, good keeper, pies
Oct. 20-30
Keepsake
red, hard & sweet, small size but a keeper. Northern Spy- Minn 447 cross
Oct. 20-30
Fireside
mostly green, large, sweet, all-purpose keeper.
Oct. 20-30
Mutsu
yellow-green, juicy, sweet, keeper
Oct. 20-30
Winesap
dark red, spicy flavor, excellent keeper
Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Golden Russet
golden, tart, great cider apple
Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Candycrisp
large golden, pear-like taste, eating
Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Braeburn
red blush, crisp, sweet-tart flavor, keeper
Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Goldrush
yellow, sweet, crisp, keeps 10 months
Oct. 25-Nov. 5


Our 2014 Production List

​​Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard

Great Information

  • Keep the crunch in your apples: Crisp, crunchy apples are what we grow and you can keep them crisp at home. Handle apples gently to prevent bruising. Refrigerate apples in the crisper section of your fridge. If possible, dedicate the entire section just to apples. Store apples out of the plastic bag or poke holes in the bag for ventilation. Apples give off ethylene gas that continues the ripening and softening of the fruit. You want to allow this gas to escape.
  • Fresh, unpasteurized cider is produced every Thursday during apple season. A blend of 8 to 14 varieties  of apples yields an excellent fresh juice with flavor that changes through the season as varieties ripen.
  • We use only tree-picked apples that have been washed and refrigerated. Our cider will usually keep two weeks in the fridge. You can freeze cider to be used later in another Wisconsinseason ... Winter!
  • Varieties available in our pick-your-own section of the orchard:  McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Rome, Gala,  Melrose.
  • Directions: We are located 1.5 miles from the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway N in Dane County. From Madison, take I-90 4 miles south to Hy. N, then south on Hy. N , west on Koshkonong Rd., north on Williams Drive. Follow our directional signs.
  • Orchard Tours:  We give educational orchard tours for elementary school students and other groups. No tours for 2014 as we are busy building a house.
  • Questions:  You can always call us at the orchard,  608-873-4096. Dick and Vivian Green, owners, managers, growers, marketers, pickers, cider-makers, and chief CEOs!