Masker Orchards - the best family apple picking in the Hudson Valley, located in beautiful Warwick, NYMasker Orchards, 45 Ball Road, Warwick, NY  (845) 986-1058  
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Ripening Schedule
   

With 14 varieties of apples ripening throughout the season at Masker Orchards, you're sure to find all of your family's favorites; and to help make sure of this, we've put together an approximate ripening schedule so you can plan to spend the day in our orchard during the peak season for your particular favorites.

Schedule subject to change by Mother Nature; check back as we will update regularly with changes.

Use the quick menu below to view the peak season for your favorites:

 
 
Last Week of August - First Week of September
Prime Reds big, solid, ruby red; beautiful white flesh, tart with hint of sweetness, for eating and salads
Macintosh hard ripe - great for pies, eating, applesauce and salads
 
First - Second Week of September
Macintosh old sturdy apples, great for pies, eating, applesauce and salads
 
Second - Third Week of September
Granny Smith Fine eating, cooking - great pies
Cortland tastes very much like the Macintosh, but slightly more tart; eating, applesauce and baking
 
Second - Third Week of September:
Empire Cross between a Macintosh and Red Delicious, sweet tart flavor; for eating and salads
Jonagold Most popular apple in Europe; cross between Golden Delicious and Jonathan, perfect for eating
McCowan Fine apple has Macintosh as primary parent; for eating, baking, pies, salads, applesauce
 
Third - Fourth Week of September
Red Delicious Traditional favorite; for eating and salads
 
Third - Fourth Week of September
Sparta Macintosh a later, firmer, redder Macintosh; eating, baking pies, salads applesauce
 
First - Second Week of October
Ida Reds Big, red and juicy - a fine cooking or dessert apple; for eating, applesauce, baking, pies
 
Ripening Early - Mid October
Romes Firm popular cooking apple; for eating and pies
Mutsu (Crispin) Picked in September, it has the tart flavor of the Granny Smith; picked in October, it is sweet; for eating
Golden Delicious Usually picked before they're ripe; for eating, baking, pies, salads, applesauce
Smoothies A Golden Delicious type; for eating, baking, pies, salads, applesauce
Surprise A Golden Delicious type; for eating, baking, pies, salads, applesauce
 

 

our 14 varieties of apples ripen between early September and late October
   
   
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