Here at Rittman Orchards, we pride ourselves in growing the best fruits and vegetables in the area. We're probably best known for our apples, but that's just one of many, many things that we grow here. We also grow our own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and other vegetables. Below is a list of what we currently have available, as well as what is coming up next.
and Vegetables Currently Available in the Market
Apples - (we grow all of these varieties in our orchard on this property)
Golden Delicious - A sweet and mild eating or cooking apple.
McIntosh - An old-time favorite. Spicy and tender, used most often for sauce.
Gala - A sweet, crunchy eating apple.
Cortland - One of the best apples for sauce. Makes applesauce that is very light colored and absolutely delicious.
Fuji - Sweet and crunchy. An excellent eating apple.
Holiday - Jonathan x Macoun. From Wooster OARDC, 1964. Rich, full flavor, crisp, juicy. Especially for eating and sauce.
Granny Smith - Somewhat tart and very crunchy. Bakes extremely well. Originated in the 1860s in Australia.
Shizuka - Sweet-tart, crunchy, very juicy. Sister apple of Mutsu...a little earlier, a little sweeter.
Empire - McIntosh x Red Delicious. Sweet-tart and juicy. An excellent "lunch apple" for kids. They also make a great baked apple and we use them for our apple dumplings.
Jonagold - Jonathan x Golden Delicious. Sweet-tart. One of our most popular all-purpose apples. Excellent for all uses.
Pinova - A German apple from the 1980s. Half Golden Delicious, it has that texture, but a much better, zesty flavor.
Hampshire - A relatively new apple. A McIntosh flavor, but much crunchier. Excellent eating.
Red Delicious - A good, sweet eating apple.
Mutsu - Crunchy, juicy, sweet-tart. Excellent all-purpose apple. One of our most popular.
SunCrisp - Sweet, with some bite. Crisp. Excellent for all purposes.
York Imperial - uniquely shaped apple found in PA in 1830. Tart, firm. Excellent baking, cider, and dried.
Idared - Idaho, 1942. Tart, frim. One of the best pie apples that we grow. Also makes a great sauce when used in a mix.
Braeburn - sweet-tart, very crunchy and juicy. Excellent eating.
Cameo - Sweet, crunchy, juicy. Excellent eating.
Stayman Winesap - Tart, firm, rich, deep flavor. Superb for pies and eating (if you like a tart apple).
Goldrush - High acid and high sugar make this apple like eating sour candy. Very crunchy. Excellent eating or baking.
Pink Lady - Mildly tart with some sugar, excellent crunch, very juicy. A very good eating apple.
Honeycrisp - Very sweet, crunchy and juicy. Considered by many to be the all-time best eating apple.
Our Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
Squash - Butternut, Buttercup, Acorn, Hubbard
and Vegetables Coming Soon
Harvest is over for the season
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