Apples by the Bushel
Bushels of our delicious certified organic
apples are available at wholesale prices during the fall apple eating
season, until we sell out. We have many varieties and several grades to
choose from. Bushels weigh 38 pounds, and are great for folks who like
to make applesauce, store their own supply of apples over the winter, or
just plain eat a lot of apples!
Select Grade apples are perfect, supermarket quality fruit. These apples will last the longest in storage, and are great for eating out of hand. Select grade bushels are $75, which is $1.93 per pound – quite a bargain compared to per pound grocery store prices for organic apples!
Utility Grade apples have minor blemishes but are still great eating quality. Utility grade apples are $55 per bushel, which is $1.45 per pound. This is our most popular grade for purchase by the bushel.
Place your bushel order here! (For local pick up only.)
Just want to buy a few apples? Stop by Greenstar Co-op, where our apples are available by the pound during the fall apple season.
Apple Varieties Currently Available
|Melrose||Large and slightly squat in shape, Melrose apples are a dusky red over a yellow-green background. Firm and pleasingly coarse in texture, this apple's creamy white flesh is juicy with a sweet and mildly tart flavor that becomes more floral and aromatic with age.|
|Empire||Empire apples are red, juicy and crisp with a nice blend of sweet and tart. This tree, also developed in Geneva, NY, is a cross between the varieties Macintosh and Red Delicious. Empire apples are excellent for eating and salads, and good for sauce, baking, pies and freezing.|
|Idared||This old-fashioned variety is excellent for baking, pies and sauce. The apples hold their shape perfectly, but make delicious soft and tender pies. They have a mild sweet-tart flavor and are extremely juicy.|
|Liberty||Liberty is a handsome medium-sized, round-conic shaped red apple, with white flesh. It is juicy, crisp and has a sharp, mildly tart flavor. Fabulous for fresh eating and juice. It can be processed into a beautiful pinkish applesauce.|
|Jonagold||Jonagold is a cross between sweet Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan developed in Geneva, NY. These two parent apples produced an apple with a wonderful balanced sweetness - a honey flavor and a hint of tartness. This fluffy crisp and juicy apple is great for eating, baking and sauce. Jonagolds make great fried apples. Simply saute in coconut oil and add a little cinnamon.|