U-Pick Apple Varieties Ginger Gold Starts Around Aug 18 Early Golden Delicious- type apple, excellent for eating and baking. Gala Starts around Aug. 25 A sweet, juicy all purpose apple. Daybreak Fuji Starts around Sept 8 An early sport of Fuji. The fruit is large with a pink-red blush over 80 percent of the fruit surface. Macoun Starts around Sept 17 An excellent dessert apple with characteristics similar to McIntosh. Jonagold Starts around Sept. 22 A sweet, tart juicy all purpose apple. As good for fresh eating as it is for a pie or apple sauce. Golden Delicious Starts around Sept 22 A sweet, all purpose apple. Red Delicious Starts around Sept.22 A sweet, crisp apple great for fresh eating Empire Starts around Sept 22 A cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh, Empire has the crispness of Red Delicious and the tangy flavor of the McIntosh. Good for fresh eating and apple sauce. Crispin Starts around Oct 6 A sweet, extra large apple that is an exceptionally good keeper. It can be used for anything! Stayman Starts around Oct 10 A tart apple that is excellent for baking and sauce. Smokehouse Starts around Oct. 6 A favorite for pies and sauce. Ripens in September and keeps well in common storage late into winter.