We’ve been sampling some of the apples I picked last week from our favorite orchard at Reed Valley. They were selling for a dollar a pound to pick your own. I ended up with about 42lb of various varieties. Most of them were Goldrush (abt 15lb?), with Suncrisp, Pink Lady, Winesap, Stayman Winesap, and Jonagold, in that order of poundage.
I don’t think I’ve had any GR yet, but will say the best flavored ones were, in order, Winesap, Stayman, Suncrisp, PL and JG. Overall, the flavors seemed a bit diluted, prob because we’ve had so much rain in the last couple months. But, still pretty good, though, and very crisp textures. The fruit has beautiful coloring, especially the two Winesap varieties, almost a purple coloration. The Jonagold’s are a very dark red, never seen them look like that before.
We bagged them some of them for the frig, and put the rest in the cellar for the winter. We will prob make some apple butter and can some later.