Apples

The purchase of the orchard by Jim and Jeanne Lindsey in 1970 began a family tradition that is being carried on to the fourth generation. This orchard was the very first "Pick-Your-Own" apple orchard in the area! See Our Story for more information on how we got started!

We offer over 40 varieties of apples as well as our own farm-raised beef and pork. 

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The table below lists Lindsey's apple varieties, their characteristics, and their typical availability. Due to the unpredictable nature of the growing season, specific dates may vary from year to year.

 

The chart indicates whether a variety is currently available at
Lindsey's Country Store and Sweet Shoppe at 1537 Rt 9 in Clifton Park.

 

Although the orchard is closed, Lindsey's Country Store & Sweet Shoppe continues to offer a wide selection of apples from this year's harvest. Find your perfect eating, baking or salad apple by exploring the description below of each apple's tasting notes and characteristics.

Variety
Description
Best Uses
Usual Availability
Available in our Clifton Park store
Tentative PYO Dates
Early Mac ("Jersey Mac")
Slightly Tart & Tender

Eating

Late July - Mid August
No
closed
Melba
Tart & Tender

Exc: Baking;

Good: Eating

Late July - Mid August
No
closed
Tydman
Mild & Tender

Baking

Mid - Late August
No
closed
Burgandy
Slightly Tart & Crunchy

Eating

Late August
No
closed
Ginger Gold
Sweet & Crunchy

Baking, Eating & Salad

(Use with little or no sugar)

Late August
No
closed
R.I. Greening
Tart & Firm

Baking, Pies, & Sauce

~An Heirloom Variety

Early September
No
closed
Jonamac
Mild, Firm & Crisp

Eating & Sauce

Early September
No
closed
McIntosh ("Mac")
Slightly Tart & Tender

Exc: Eating & Salad;

Good: Pies & Sauce

Early September
Yes
closed
Paula Red
Slightly Tart & Crisp

Exc: Eating, Pies & Sauce;

Good: Baking & Salad

Early September
No
closed
Gala
Firm, Juicy & Sweet

Exc: Eating, Drying & Cider;

Good: Salad & Sauce

Early - Mid September
Limited
closed
Cortland
Mild & Tender

Exc: Eating, Pies & Salad;

Good: Baking & Sauce

Cross between a McIntosh and a Ben Davis

Mid September
Yes
closed
Wolf River
Mild

Baking

Mid September
No
closed
Macoun
Mild, Crisp & Medium-Firm

Exc: Eating, Salads

Good: Pies & Sauce

Cross between a McIntosh and a Jersey Black

Mid September
Yes
closed
Honeycrisp
Sweet-tart, Super Crisp

Eating, Salad

Stores well

Cross between a Macoun and a Honeygold

Mid September (Limited Availability)
Yes
closed
Crispin (Mutsu)
Firm, Sweet & Flavorful

Exc: Eating, Salads & Pies

Good: Sauces & Baking

Cross between a Golden Delicious and an Indo

Mid - Late September
Limited
closed
Empire
Mild & Firm

Exc: Eating

Good: Salads & Sauces

Cross between a McIntosh and a Red Delicious

Mid - Late September
Yes
closed
Candy Crisp
Mild Sweet & Firm

Eating & Salads

Stores well

Late September
No
closed
Golden Delicious
Mild Sweet & Firm

Exc: Eating & Salads

Good: Sauce, Pies & Baking

Use with little or no sugar

Late September
Yes
closed
Hampshire ("Late Macs")
Tart

Eating & Sauce

Late September (Limited Availability)
Yes
closed
Jonagold
Slightly Tart & Crisp

Good: Baking, Pies & Sauce

Fair: Eating & Salads

Late September (Limited Availability)
Yes
closed
Pound Sweet
Sweet

Baking

Late September (Limited Availability)
No
closed
Red Delicious
Sweet & Tender

Eating & Salads

Stores well

Late September
Yes
closed
Fortune
Sweet-tart

Eating, Pies & Sauce

Cross between an Empire and a Spy

Late September (Limited Availability)
Yes
closed
Baldwin
Tart

Baking, Eating, Pies & Sauce

~An Heirloom Variety

Late September - Early October
Yes
closed
Winter Banana
Tart

Eating

~An Heirloom Variety

Late September - Early October
No
closed
Golden Russett
Sweet

Eating, Pies, Salad & Sauce

Stores well

~An Heirloom Variety

Early October (Limited Availability)
Yes
closed
Ida Red
Tangy & Firm

Baking, Eating, Pies, Salads & Sauces

Cross between a Jonathan and a Wagener

Early October
Yes
closed
Jonathan ("Ruby Jon")
Tart

Eating, Sauce & Cider

Early October
Yes
closed
Rome
Mildly Tart & Firm

Baking, Pies & Sauces

Early October
Yes
closed
Spartan ("Sparta Mac")
Sweet

Eating

Cross between a McIntosh and a Yellow Newton

Early October (Limited Availability)
No
closed
Fuji
Sweet, Juicy & Crunchy

Exc: Eating & Salad

Good: Baking, Pies & Sauce

Stores well

Early - Mid October
Yes
closed
Northern Spy
Tart & Firm

Exc: Eating

Good: Baking, Freezing, Pies & Sauce

Early - Mid October (Limited Availability)
Limited
closed
Winesap
Tart with Wine-like flavor

Baking

~An Heirloom Variety

Mid October
No
closed
Granny Smith
Firm & Tart

Exc: Pies

Good: Eating & Baking

Mid October
Yes
closed