We specialize in apple varieties, especially sweet, tart and juicy Honeycrisp. At Schwallier’s Country Basket, we grow and offer over 15 varieties of apples, including Gingergolds, Paula Reds, Gala, McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Jonathan, Jonagold and Golden Delicious. See below for descriptions and estimated ripening times.* Buy them by the bushel, the peck (heck, we might even give you a hug around the neck).

(*Please note: These are estimated ripening times only. Every season is different, based on weather and other factors. For the most up to date u-pick information, please check our Facebook page or give us a call before you plan to pick. Thanks!)

Variety Est. Ripening Date Eating/Cooking Comments
Gingergold August 17th Eating Yellow-Green apple, slightly tart
Zestar Late August Eating & Cooking Red-Yellow apple, sweet-tart, crisp juicy zesty
Gala September 1st Eating Red-Pink apple, sweet, good in
McIntosh September 5th Eating & Cooking Red-Green apple, semi-tart, sweet
Honeycrisp September 9th Eating Pink-Yellow apple, sweet, good in salads
Empire September 13th Eating & Cooking Red-Green apple, sweet-tart
Courtland September 15th Eating & Cooking Red-Green apple, sweet-tart
Jonathan September 16th Eating & Cooking Red apple, tart-sweet
Jonagold September 16th Eating & Cooking Red-Yellow apple, sweet-tart
Golden Delicious September 23rd Eating & Cooking Yellow apple, sweet
Red Delicious September 25th Eating & Cooking Red apple, sweet
Ida Red October 1st Eating & Cooking Red-Green apple, sweet tart
Cameo October 5th Eating Red-Green apple, sweet
Northern Spy October 10th Cooking Green apple, tart
Mutsu October 13th Eating & Cooking Green-Yellow apple, tart
Fuji October 16th Eating Green-Pink apple, sweet
Granny Smith October 17th Eating & Cooking Green apple, tart