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60139 County Road 652
Mattawan, MI 49071
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Phone: 269-668-3724

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West Michigan Apples

Apples: U-Pick or Pre-Picked!During the months of September and October, it's apple harvest time here at Schultz Fruitridge Farms. Variety abounds as you can choose from 20 varieties of apples; sweet or tart, they are all juicy, flavorful and delicious!

Make sure you try some of our homemade caramel apples, too! Hand crafted in small batches, everyone will surely enjoy them!

Available September - October

Please call for apple availability (269) 668-3724.

Click to View Our Apple RecipesApple Season Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00a - 6:00p
Sunday: 10:00a - 5:00p

Apples are sold by measurement:
Schultz Fruitridge Farm Apple Cider and DoughnutsBushel, 1/2 bushel, peck and 1/2 peck.

For more information on Michigan Apples:
Visit the official website: www.michiganapples.com

 

 

Apple Varieties that We Grow

Apple varieties that we grow are listed in order of availability:


Gala Apples
Gala | Click to learn more

Another apple made for kids is the Gala, a new variety developed in New Zealand. It's got the mild flavor that "picky eaters" prefer and a striking bright yellow-red color that attracts the eye!

What's It Like?: Mild sweet flavor; Juicy; Crisp, creamy yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads

Special Hint: Galas' size, mellow flavor and thin skin make them a perfect choice for kids.



McIntosh Apples
McIntosh | Click to learn more

Nothing evokes Fall better than the aromatic fragrance of McIntosh apples. People have enjoyed this apple since 1811 when John McIntosh discovered the first seedling. McIntosh apples grow particularly well in Michigan's cool climate!

What's It Like?:
Sweet with a tart tang; Very juicy; Tender, white flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and sauce; Good for salads and pies

Special Hint: McIntosh's tender flesh cooks down quickly. Add a thickener if making a pie.


Suncrisp Apples Suncrisp

Cameo Apple
Cameo

Cortland Apple
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Big, red with dark stripes, perfumed, very good flavor, Cortland is, with McIntosh, the archetypical American apple.

What's It Like?: Sweet with a hint of tartness; Juicy; Tender, snow white flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating, salads, sauce, pies and baking; Good for freezing

Special Hint: Cortland apples are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they don't turn brown quickly when cut.


Honeycrisp Apples
Honeycrisp | Click to learn more

Sometimes the name of an apple says it all. Honeycrisp apples are honey sweet (with a touch of tart) and amazingly crisp, some say "explosively crisp." It's easy to see why this new variety continues to grow in popularity since its 1991 introduction in Minnesota.

What's It Like?: Complex sweet-tart flavor; Juicy; Super crisp yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads; Good for sauce, baking & pies

Special Hint: This ultra crisp apple will appeal to teens, a great way to encourage healthy snacking.


Empire Apples
Empire | Click to learn more

With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, Empire apples were destined to be a hit. It's a sweet-tart combination that's great for everything.

What's It Like?: A wonderful blend of sweet and tart; Juicy; Very crisp, creamy white flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads; Good for sauce, baking, pies and freezing

Special Hint: Small Empires are great for school lunches. Kids love Empire's sweet-tart taste and super crunchy texture.


Fuji Apples
Fuji | Click to learn more

Wow! What a great snacking apple! Fuji apples have it all--super sweet, super juicy and super crisp. This Japanese apple has American parents, Red Delicious and Ralls Janet, an antique apple that goes back to Thomas Jefferson in 1793.

What's It Like?: Very sweet; Very juicy; Very crisp, cream colored flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads; Good for sauce

Special Hint: Fuji applesauce needs little or no sugar.


Jonathon Apples
Jonathon * | Click to learn more

A medium sized apple with thin, bright red-blushed skin contrasting sharply with the crisp, juicy, yellowish white flesh. The flavor is archetypically 'appley' and aromatic and is one of the best in the crisp American class.

Best Uses: For chunky pies or baking. Uses often for caramel apples.  


Jonagold Apples
Jonagold | Click to learn more

The smell of fresh apple crisp wafting through the house is a sure sign of Fall. Jonagolds make excellent baked goodies. It's a cross between mellow Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan.

What's It Like?: Honey sweet with a hint of tartness; Juicy; Crisp, creamy yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating, salads, sauce and baking; Good for pies and freezing

Special Hint: Jonagolds make great fried apples. Simply sauté in a little butter and add a little cinnamon. No sugar needed!


Red Delicious Apples
Red Delicious * | Click to learn more

These popular mildly sweet apples are grown across the country but our Red Delicious have the slight tartness so characteristic of apples from Michigan. Give our Red Delicious a try!

What's It Like?: Sweet; Juicy; Crisp, yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating and salads

Special Hint: Red Delicious apples look great for a long time so they are the favored choice for holiday centerpieces and wreaths.



Yellow Delicious Apples
Yellow Delicious * | Click to learn more

Some people think that Yellow Delicious is simply the yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple. But, in fact, they are related in name only. This honey sweet apple is a special treat all on its own.

What's It Like?: Mild sweet flavor; Juicy; Crisp, light yellow flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for eating, salads and sauce; Good for pies, baking and freezing

Special Hint: You can cut down the sugar in pies and sauces made from Golden Delicious apples.


Ida Red Apples
Ida Red * | Click to learn more

Savor the old-fashioned goodness of baked apples, especially Idareds, which hold their shape perfectly and look beautiful on the table. Developed in Idaho, it's a cross between two old time apples, Jonathan and Wagener, first raised in Penn Yan in 1791.

What's It Like?: Sweetly tart; Juicy; Firm pale yellow-green flesh, sometimes tinted rosy pink

Best Uses: Excellent for sauce, cooking, baking and pies; Good for eating, salads and freezing

Special Hint: Idareds make a beautiful pink applesauce. Cook the apples with the skins on and strain the sauce to get the best pink color. 


Northern Spy Apples
Northern Spy | Click to learn more
Large, hard, sweet-tart apple, red skin with yellow streaking, all-purpose.
Best Uses: Traditional pie, cooking, eating. 

Melrose Apples
Melrose | Click to learn more
Attractive red apple with yellow background. Crisp, juicy, firm, tasty, good keeping apple. Great all purpose apple.
Best Uses: Holds slice: eating, salads, sauces, pies, and baking. 

Mutsu Apples
Mutsu * | Click to learn more

Bite into a Mutsu for a great crunch and mouthful of sweet juice. It's one of the most satisfying snacks around! Also known as Crispin.

What's It Like?: Sweet yet very refreshing; Very juicy; Super crisp

Best Uses: Excellent for eating, sauce, baking and freezing; Good for salads and pies

Special Hint: Try Mutsu's for roasting whole apples or thick slices. They're a wonderful accompaniment for your favorite roast. 


Rome Apples
Rome | Click to learn more

Perfect fried apple slices sitting next to a pork chop are probably Red Romes. These superb cooking apples retain their shape beautifully as well as their tart flavor. This old time variety originated in Ohio in 1816.

What's It Like?: Mildly tart; Firm, greenish white flesh

Best Uses: Excellent for sauce, baking and pies; Good for salad and freezing

Special Hint: Combine Red Romes with a sweet apple such as Golden Delicious for tasty applesauce. 


Goldrush Apples
Goldrush

* Apples available for U-Pick

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