Varieties & Availability

Harrisonburg Apples


Planted 2015 available 2017 BLUEBERRIES


Directions: from Broadway – 259 West 4 miles, left onto Turleytown Road, .9(tenths) mile on the right off of Turleytown Rd.

                                                                          

Variety Descriptions

Ginger Gold was discovered as a chance seedling growing near a Golden Delicious orchard in Virginia in the 1960s.  The color, shape, and distinctive long stalk all identify it as a relation of Golden Delicious, yet it has a much earlier season - ripening in mid/late August.  Unusual for an early apple, but again reflecting a Golden Delicious parentage, it is a good keeper and will last several weeks in the fridge.  The flavor is fairly mild, and a bit sharper than Golden Delicious but still sweet for an early variety.

Gala is one of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavor and good keeping qualities.

 

Caville Blanc fruit are the perfect choice for tarte aux pommes, its spicy aromatic flavor makes it one of the world's top culinary apples.

Spitzenburg is one of the great American apple varieties, thought to be Thomas Jefferson's favorite. Noted for its spicy flavor, and for its susceptibility to any and every disease that affect apples.

Winesap, often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in storage. It can be eaten fresh but is primarily a culinary apple, also popular for juice/cider production.

Stayman, an old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap and in most respects an even better apple.

Arkansas Black, a long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.

Goldrush is a modern disease-resistant apple variety related to Golden Delicious, with crisp hard flesh and a good sugar / acid balance.

Day Break Fuji is an early ripening sport of Fuji. Matures six to eight weeks before conventional Fuji and has same taste.

Shizuka is a sister apple to Mutsu (Crispin) but with a sweeter flavor.

Cameo are firm crisp sweet and aromatic apple.

Pristine apples are picked in July. They are a sweet yellow apple with a glossy skin and good keepers for early apples.

Crimson Crisp are medium size apples with a sweet/tart taste and very crisp texture. Stores very well.

Crimson Gold apples are medium size apple with a sweet tart flavor. Stores very well.

WineCrisp apples are medium to large apples with a deep purple-red color. Flesh is very firm and juicy. Sweet, tart and spicy flavor.

 

The Farm has been in the Good Family since 1850.  The current owners Sue (Good) Coffman, Aaron Coffman and Kevin Coffman
strive to grow the best tasting and quality fruit. Mother Nature has a big say in what we grow. That is the idea behind providing samples
for our Customers. Every apple will have a different taste, texture and juiciness. Flavor may vary season to season.  Think of
it as a wine where there are good years and then great years. We are planting new exciting varieties as well as hard to find (and grow)
Heirloom Varieties.

We look forward to meeting and visiting with you at either Cootes Store Farms or the Broadway Farmers Market.
The Farm will be open in season Thur-Sat 9-5 Sun. 1-5, Farmers Market Sat 8-12.