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, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of what we currently have available, as well as what's 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.
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.
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.
Cameo - Sweet, crunchy and juicy. Excellent for eating or cooking.
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.
Mutsu - Crunchy, juicy, sweet-tart. Excellent all-purpose apple. One of our most popular.
Idared - Idaho, 1942. Tart, frim. One of the best pie apples that we grow. Also makes a great sauce when used in a mix.
GoldRush - High acid and high sugar make this apple like eating sour candy. Very crunchy. Excellent eating or baking.
Red Delicious - A sweet eating apple.
Squash - Acorn
and Vegetables Coming Soon
Harvest is over for the season