Apple ripening order 2024

@39thparallel & other apple lovers

Can you do us a huge favor and give us a few of your apples’ names as they ripen? Not all of them unless you want to , just here and there if you get time. I ask because i was shocked by your early ripening apples this year. Many people would love to eat June apples! Im also really interested in the super late ones.

We did this with pears the last few years. It has been incredibly helpful for people.

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I have been eating yellow transparent and pristine.

Apple-Ripening-Chart-Ripening-Date.pdf (95.2 KB)

That chart might help some remember which apples are coming up if they are on the list. The dates aren’t important so much as the relative ripening order which might be somewhat correct across regions.

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@snowflake

Thats a great chart! Once a few are added in there i think that will be very helpful. People on this site love apples!

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I’m working on it, as well as pollination, disease resistance, descriptions and photos. It’s a lot of work, but will actually save me time being able to point people to a resource. Here is a apple harvest chart my wife worked on last year. Apples are a week or two ahead of schedule this year https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fcFvh3_sWjvjUiOS5fq0s-6C9Ld-E_RsT58PJnqGl0Y/edit?usp=sharing

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@39thparallel

I will request access to that Mike. Thanks

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Centennial, Williams pride, Pristine , and Dayton in the last two weeks, in that order.

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Pristine fully ripe July 13 here.

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How does that beautiful apple taste?

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Pretty sweet with with a little tartness, crisp, and very juicy. All the apples on it are virtually blemish free(never sprayed it either)

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My Monark apples are starting to ripen now. I have picked up about 10 that have fallen on the ground. They were pretty small in size before we got the rain last week.
Next up is my Summer Rambo which should be in about another week or two.

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Anna apples, which many of us grow in Southern CA have been ripening since June. Often I have a second crop in the fall–September/October. They’re not on the list.
I don’t see Granny Smith apples on the list, either. Not sure when they ripen in SoCal, because mine is just a year in the ground and hasn’t fruited yet.

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Granny smith is at the bottom of the list. It doesn’t include all apples (which would be a huge list). Even something as common as yellow transparent isn’t on the list. I assume the list is only what that orchard grows.

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Looks like a great early summer choice. Very nice looking apple.

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Early Mcintosh start ripening June 22 here in southern TN and finish around July 22.

It is a cross of Mcintosh and yellow transparent.

Auburn has a graft of it producing now in AL. Think it ripens a bit earlier for him there.

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Here, in CE, zone 7, it’s been White Transparent for 3 weeks and these Pfirsichroter Sommerapfel (Pomme Peche Rouge d’Eté) for 2 weeks. Both 2-3 weeks early.


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Early Mac and Williams Pride are both very good tasting early ripening apples. I need to graft in more Williams Pride but it spurred up and it is difficult to find good scion wood. Depending on how much tartness you like they can be picked as early as the first of June. I like a sweet/tart tasting apple.

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My Yellow Transparent is done for the year here in northern California.