Visited Cornell Orchard store twice in three days.
The store offers Acey Mac, Autumn Crisp, Jazz, Jonagold, Ruby Frost, Shizuka, Snap Dragon and several other more common varieties. They allow customers to try each variety for free. I tried 6-7 varieties that I was not familiar with.
None of them stood out. Most were very sweet, crunchy but not much else. Actually, I prefer Jonagold to Snap Dragon or Jazz. At least Jonagold has some tartness in it to make it more balanced.
The smallest bag size is 1/4 peck. You can buy a bushel but you need to call to order. I could not carry many so I bought two 1/4 pecks of Ruby Frost and Autumn Crisp. Of the one I named above, Shizuka is the only one I won’t buy. It tasted similar to Golden Delicious but not as good. They sell GD, too, and it tasted fine to me.
If you are heading toward that area, Ithaca, look it up and stop by. They have several pear and apple varieties for sale. Not free tasting for pears ;(