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Late ripening apples & pears
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coolbrze
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July 26, 2022 - 7:12 am

Hi! I've got a small orchard here in the mountains of VA & am looking at hitting max capacity pretty soon (all the cleared / fenced land I have). I've got room for maybe another 20 or so trees. What are your favorite apples, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, &/or cherries - especially those that may grow well on the East coast (Zone 6b)? I'm mainly interested in consumption quality whether it's eating fresh, canning, baking desserts, etc. Thanks!

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davem
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July 26, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Here's my ordered list.  I made notes when I tasted them at the HOS Fruit Shows.

I'm not sure of the ripening dates but I think you could look that up.

My rating scale: 1 = spitter, 10 = best in the world

 

Apples:

Name Score Notes Date
Frequin Audievre 9 Planted west of path near top of zipline fall 2012  
Golden Russet 9 very tasty!  
Gravenstein 9    
King of Tompkins County (Tompkins King) 9    
Tsugaru 9 Planted at base of slope fall 2012  
Zestar 9 Grafted 3/20/2016 10/17/2015
Akane 8    
Ambrosia 8 Started seeds from Natural Grocers apple 3/2020 3/2020
Calville Rouge of Autumn 8    
Cox’s Orange Pippin 8 Already grafted onto Jessamine  
Freedom 8 big, healthy  
Fuji 8    
Glockenapfel 8 big, tart Not available  
Honeycrisp 8 Planted next to Winter Banana site fall 2012  
Kandil Sinap 8 cool shape  
Melrose 8    
Mendocino Cox 8 Grafted 3/20/2016 10/17/2015
Opalescent 8 red, large  
Queen Cox 8 juicy  
Sansa 8    
Wheelers Gold 8 Grafted 3/20/2016 10/17/2015
Wolf River 8    
Ashmead’s Kernal 7    
Davey 7 Grafted 3/20/2016  
Golden Sentinel 7    
Hatsuaki 7 big, red  
Holstein 7    
Pinata 7    
Pinova 7    
Scarlet Sentinel 7    
Seek no further 7    
Spartan 7    
Spitzenberg 7    
Calville Blanc D’Hiver 6    
Liberty 6    
Tollgate Alexander 6   10/17/2015
Kingston Black 5 Pollinator for Frequin Audievre  
North Pole 5    
Twenty Ounce 5   10/17/2015
Doux Normandie 4 Pollinator for Frequin Audievre. Small. 10/17/2015
Enterprise 4    
Harry Masters' Jersey 4 Pollinator for Frequin Audievre 10/17/2015

Pears:

Name Score Notes Date
Colette 10 grafted 2014
Comice 10 grafted 2014
Rogue Red 10    
bosc 9    
directeur hardy 9    
Flemish Beauty 9   2014
honey sweet 9    
leopardo morettini 9    
RX-19 9 Huge 10/17/2015
Taylors gold 9    
Worden Seckle 9   10/17/2015
beurre d'amanlis panachee 8    
buttide de austu 8    
El Dorado 8   10/17/2015
highland 8    
Howell sport 8    
Itala Pirovano 8   2014
longue vert 8    
madam bon fond 8    
Madame Verte 8   10/17/2015
orcas 8    
patrick barry 8 late ripening  
president hardy 8   10/15/2016
president heron 8   10/15/2016
princess 8 Scored 7 in 2016  
romania 8    
seckel 8 Scored 5 in 2014 10/15/2016
surecrop 8    
vodenjac 8    
White Doyenne 8   10/17/2015
ankou-columbia red 7    
Conference 7 sweet 2014
Duchesse de mouchy 7    
emancipation 7    
hofrath's birne 7    
madam boutant 7    
max red Bartlett 7    
nova 7   10/15/2016
NY 10262 7   10/15/2016
okolo 7    
poire d'anus 7    
porporata 7    
president deviolaine 7   10/15/2016
president hardy 7 Scored 8 in 2016  
princess 7   10/15/2016
republica 7    
rocha 7   10/15/2016
success de la meillerage 7    
Tait Dropmore 7 Hard 10/17/2015
USDA 463 7    
Vermont beauty 7   10/15/2016
warren 7   10/15/2016
winioska saska 7    
Winkle man (el dorado?) 7    
butirra d'rome 6    
cascade 6    
maries Louise d'uccle 6   10/15/2016
michurin beurre zimnaya 6    
Miller seedling 6    
Pierce corneille 6   10/15/2016
pineapple 6   10/15/2016
president loubet 6   10/15/2016
regal red comice 6    
rescue 6   10/15/2016
sarteau rogue 6   10/15/2016
Elliot 5   10/17/2015
Favorite Morel 5   10/17/2015
Maxie 5 grainy 2014
nic-20813-india 5   10/15/2016
Orcas 5 huge 2014
paraow 5   10/15/2016
Seckel 5 blah 2014
starking delicious 5   10/15/2016
Winnals longdon 5   10/15/2016
Dixie 4   10/17/2015
president osmonville 40 4   10/15/2016
winter nelis 4    
Roi Charles de Wurtemberg 3 Huge, dry 10/17/2015
Winnals longdon 3 Scored 5 in 2016  

 

Grapes:

Name Score Notes Date Planted
Canadian muscat 10   10/15/2016  
chamborcin 10   10/15/2016  
Swenson red 10   10/15/2016  
Venus 10
Planted SW arbor post fall 2012. Planted NE arbor post spring 2020.
  spring 2020 (2) - arbor
bell 9   10/15/2016  
buffalo 9   10/15/2016  
cakemont 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
canadice 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
century 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
challenger 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
downing 9   10/15/2016  
Elmer Swenson 283 9   10/15/2016  
Fiesta s/l 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
joannes seyve 23-416 9   10/15/2016  
Jupiter Seedless 9   2014  
perlette 9 seedless 10/15/2016  
vanessa 9 seedless 10/15/2016 3/22/2020
xlnta 9   10/15/2016  
“64” 8 Tiny seeds, big grape 2014  
bath 8   10/15/2016  
cayuga 8   10/15/2016  
colobel 8   10/15/2016  
Couderc noir 8   10/15/2016  
Cuong's grape 8 From Cuong   3/22/2020
delaware 8   10/15/2016  
dianax 8   10/15/2016  
dianax 8   10/15/2016  
early wonder 8   10/15/2016  
eden 8   10/15/2016  
espirit 8   10/15/2016  
eureka 8   10/15/2016  
Glenora 8 black 2014  
herbert 8   10/15/2016  
hopkins 8   10/15/2016  
iona 8   10/15/2016  
isabel de csaba 8   10/15/2016  
Kuhlmann 187-1 8   10/15/2016  
Landot 4511 8   10/15/2016  
melody 8   10/15/2016  
neron 8   10/15/2016  
Rosa bella 8   10/15/2016  
watkins 8   10/15/2016  
64 eug 7 huge 10/15/2016  
barry 7   10/15/2016  
berkmans 7   10/15/2016  
black eagle 7   10/15/2016  
blue eye 7   10/15/2016  
brilliant 7   10/15/2016  
Canada pink 7   10/15/2016  
Canadice 7   2014  
Couderc 7   10/15/2016  
dm 83134 7   10/15/2016  
Dunkirk 7   10/15/2016  
eden 7   10/15/2016  
Einset 7 tastes like wine 2014  
goff 7   10/15/2016  
golden muscat 7   10/15/2016  
greek perfume 7   10/15/2016  
long john 7   10/15/2016  
marquis 7 huge 10/15/2016  
Mars s/l 7   10/15/2016  
mission arbor 7   10/15/2016  
munson 7   10/15/2016  
NY muscat 7   10/15/2016  
osbu 7 lots of seeds 10/15/2016  
pontiac 7   10/15/2016  
red banana 7   10/15/2016  
regal 7   10/15/2016  
seyre villard 1-72 7   10/15/2016  
sweet blue 7 lots of seeds 10/15/2016  
athens 6   10/15/2016  
baco blanc 6   10/15/2016  
bailey 6   10/15/2016  
Beauty Seedless 6   2014  
burdin 110432 6   10/15/2016  
Campbell early 6   10/15/2016  
captivator 6   10/15/2016  
Concord eastern 6   10/15/2016  
cook 6   10/15/2016  
dm 83134 6   10/15/2016  
early catawba 6   10/15/2016  
edelweiss 6   10/15/2016  
excellente 6   10/15/2016  
Gilbert 256-28 6   10/15/2016  
isabella 6   10/15/2016  
mills 6   10/15/2016  
Mitchell 6   10/15/2016  
othello 6   10/15/2016  
paul revere 6   10/15/2016  
portland 6   10/15/2016  
Reliance 6 tastes like wine 10/17/2015  
Seibel 29 6   10/15/2016  
seyre villard 20-365 6   10/15/2016  
sheridan 6 big 10/15/2016  
sonoma 6   10/15/2016  
Steuben 6   10/15/2016  
alden 5   10/15/2016  
catawba 5   10/15/2016  
Christmas 5   10/15/2016  
dottier st. vallier 5   10/15/2016  
golden giant 5   10/15/2016  
Neptune 5 sour 2014  
piney 5   10/15/2016  
Suffolk Red 5 blah 10/17/2015  
Цыца устойчивая (CICA) 4
Has seeds. Cracks & molds easily. Planted fall 2012. Will graft better varieties at the base.
   
Allen   HOEC class 1/15/2022  
Bronx   HOEC class 1/15/2022  
Himrod   HOEC class 1/15/2022  
NY-48   HOEC class 1/15/2022  
Verdelet   HOEC class 1/15/2022  
Monukka (Black Monukka)
 
Planted NW arbor post spring 2020.
 
spring 2020 - arbor
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coolbrze
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July 27, 2022 - 1:29 pm

Awesome, thanks davem!

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jafar
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July 27, 2022 - 7:50 pm

My favorite apples that I can grow are:

 

Golden Russet 

Freyberg

Rubinette

Goldrush

 

I also like my neighbor's tree which I'm pretty sure is:

King of Tompkins County:  It's a great all around apple makes good single variety fresh cider, baking (I hear), fresh eating, productive

 

I don't have many pears in production, but:

Thornley is outstanding, and a winner at the Home Orchard Society taste tests

Seckel, Taylor's Gold, and Golden Russet Bosc are ones that haven't fruited yet, but I know are really good pears.

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John S
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July 31, 2022 - 5:27 pm

Some of my favorite apples are Topaz, Gold Rush, Jonathan and Egremont Russet.

I notice less of a difference with the pears.  I got the different varieties and keep them to improve pollination.

John S
PDX OR

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