Apple for all flavors!
Gould Hill Farm Grows over 80 varieties of apples, not to mention the peaches, nectarines and plums that are grown here.
PYO is closed for 2023
Dogs are not allowed to pick apples with you due to the FDA Food Safety regulations. We do allow well behaved leashed dogs in the parking areas, walking trails in the woods and the patio area. They are not allowed in buildings. Please help us by picking up after your furry friend.
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Pick Your Own Apples – Closed for 2023
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Gould Hill Farm’s Apple Varieties
Below is a list of Gould Hill Farm’s Apple Varieties sorted by name and month in which they are typically harvested. Each list includes a brief history and description of the variety as well as some of the common uses (cooking, eating, dessert, sauces, drying, etc).
Cross between Jonathan and Worcester Pearmain, a Japanese apple raised in 1937 at the Morioka Experimental Station, and introduced in 1970.Bright red with hard, crisp, juicy white flesh and sweet-tart taste
Hard, crisp, and juicy.
Believed to be of American origin, described in 1817 under the name Bough Apple. Also known as Sweetbough. Juicy, sweet, tender, and mellow.
Originating about 1740 on a farm near Wilmington, MA the apple was first known as the “Woodpecker” because the tree was frequented by that bird. Later propagated by Col. Baldwin, there is a monument at the sight of the original tree. Hard, crisp, juicy, rich in sugars yet tart in flavor. Keeps well.
An older variety of unknown origin thought to be American and dating back to 1800. “The apple in grandmothers’ back yard.” Coarse flesh, mild flavor, very aromatic.
Discovered by R. Griffith of Cobden, IL and introduced in 1968 by Stark Brothers Nursery. Slightly orangish-pink blush, waxy skin, firm yellow skin, sweet and juicy.
Discovered on property of O. Marn of Waiwhero, Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Thought to be a Lady Hamilton seedling. Introduced and grown commercially in 1952 by William Brothers’ Braeburn Orchards. Smooth texture and sweet “old-fashioned” apple flavor.
Bought for decorative beauty and use as a pollinator for apples. Large, sweet-tart, nutty flavored.
Cross between McIntosh and Ben Davis, developed in 1898 by S.A. Beach at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. One of New England’s most popular apples.
Cox Orange Pippin
Originated in England in early 1800s, considered one of the finest dessert apples in Britain. Sweet and juicy with a delicate flavor.
Developed recently on the US west coast by a Dr. Harvey. Similar to a Golden Delicious, ripening earlier.
Cross between Golden Delicious and Ingrid Marie, developed in the Netherlands in the 1950s and introduced to America in 1972. Very popular in Europe. Yellow fruit with light red striping. Firm cream-colored flesh, sweet-tart taste.
Cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh. White flesh. (Mary Leadbeater Strack’s favorite eating apple.)
Originated in Esopus, Ulster County, NY around 1800. A bright red apple with yellow dots.
Raised in Japan in 1933 at the Aomori Apple Experiment Station, developed from American parents, Red Delicious and Ralls. Orangish flush, firm, fine-grained and flavorful.
Cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Pippin. Developed in New Zealand in the 1920s by J.H. Kidd of Greytown, Wairarapa Valley. Strikingly attractive with bright yellow skin and red-orange color.
This late summer apple has a crisp flesh with a mild, sweet taste. It is slightly more tart than its relative, the Golden Delicious.
Produced as a chance seedling found by A.H. Mullins of Clay County, WV in 1890. Parentage is thought to be from a Grimes Golden and Golden Reinette. Extremely popular in French cuisine. Yellow skin, mildly sweet.
Of unknown origin, the apple is yellow with bronze highlights, from the older family of apples. Called the “champagne of old-time cider apples.” Crisp with yellow flesh, keeps well.
A foundling brought to notice in 1860 in Weare, NH. Mild, sub-acid flavor.
A new variety becoming a world wide favorite. Very late maturing, green apple.
Originally found in the Duke of Austinburg’s garden in Gravenstein. Introduced to the Northeast in 1820. Very firm, crisp, juicy, green, high flavor.
A foundling of Gould Hill Orchards. Great for eating and cooking. Hard, crisp, and juicy. Keeps well.
Honeycrisp apples have a sweet, subtly tangy flavor well suited for fresh and cooked preparations. These apples are great for eating.
Dates back to the early 1800s originating in Hubbardston, MA. Moderately firm, juicy, and aromatic. Does not keep well.
Hudson Golden Gem
Hudson’s Golden Gem apple is perhaps the finest eating russet with crisp, breaking, sugary flesh and a distinct nutty flavor that resembles the Bosc pear.
Cross between Wagener and Jonathan by the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. A late keeping dessert and processing apple, white flesh, firm, crisp, mildly acidic.
Cross between NJ24 and July Red. McIntosh type apple.
Cross between Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Introduced in 1968 by New York’s Geneva Experiment Station. Striped red over bright yellow, rich, full flavor.
Cross between Jonathan and McIntosh, raised in 1944 and introduced in 1972 by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. Pale white flesh, firm and crisp.
Named for Jonathan Harbuck, Esq. from Woodstock, NY and presented to the New York Horticultural Society in 1826. Tender, crisp, juicy.
Grown exclusively in Gould Hill Orchards, and named after the mountain most prominent in our view! Pleasant flavor for eating.
Developed to be highly resistant to major apple diseases. Crisp, juicy, sprightly.
Early ripening, known for its combination of sweetness and tang. Rich in Vitamin A.
Cross between Jersey Black and McIntosh, introduced in 1923 by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. One of Gould Hill’s favorite eating apples.
Cross developed at Morden Manitoba in 1920s. Juicy and flavorful.
Developed from a sapling graft in 1870 by John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada. White flesh, crisp, juicy. New England’s most popular apple.
Cross between McIntosh and Yellow Transparent. Developed by the Geneva, NY Agricultural Experiment Station. Named for Milton, NY. Crisp and tart.
Cross between Jonathan and Rome by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in 1910. Hard, crisp, juicy.
Cross between Golden Delicious and Indo, a Japanese seedling grown from a tree brought to Japan by an Indiana school teacher. Also know as “Crispin.” A large, round, yellow-green fruit with delicate and distinctive flavor.
Cross between McIntosh and Winter, developed by the University of NH. Beautiful pink/red color, mild in flavor.
Also known as “Jewett Red,” originated in Hollis, NH. Sweet aromatic dessert fruit with yellowish flesh and nut-like flavor.
Originated in a seedling orchard in East Bloomfield, NY. (Voted the Leadbeater family favorite all purpose apple.)
Cross between Golden Delicious and an unnamed variety. Developed by the Mountain Grove, Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station and introduced in 1970. Wax-like fruit with even blush glowing over a bright lemon-yellow skin. Pear-like aroma, fine grained.
Paula Red boasts a red color with light yellow striping and has a sweet tart flavor with a hint of strawberry.
Found in 1960 by Lewis Arends of Kent County, MI. Slightly tart with white, non-browning flesh.
These smaller apples are super crunchy, very sweet, juicy, and full of flavor. One of the sweeter apples with a slight hint of tartness.
Thought to be of Canadian origin around 1830. Hardy apple with grey russeting.
Originated about 1800 by Rev. Samuel Porter of Sherbourne, MA. By 1850 it was the principal apple of the Boston market. Tender, aromatic, sweet, pear-like. (Our Uncle Karl’s favorite.)
Cross between Red Astrachan and McIntosh. Tart, very high in pectin.
Discovered by Hesse Hiatt in1872 growing in his orchard in Iowa, and originally named Hawkeye. Currently there are over 100 strains and over 30 varieties developed using Red Delicious as one of the parents! Mild, juicy, conical shape.
Red Northern Spy
A red sport of Northern Spy from the Hall Farm in Canajohaire, NY. A redder version of the Northern Spy and slightly juicier.
A red sport of Cortland that ripens several weeks earlier.
Rhode Island Greening
One of the few antique varieties grown commercially today. It is said that the first seedling was found in 1700 outside a tavern at Green’s End new Newport, RI. A green apple with find grained flesh.
Believed raised around 1707 from seeds brought from Rouen, France to Ribston Hall near Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England. Parent of the Cox’s Orange Pippin. The most highly esteemed Victorian dessert apple. Acidic, intense, rich, aromatic flavor.
A tree bought in 1816 from Putnam Brother’s Nursery in Marietta, OH was planted on the farm of Joel Gilbert in Procterville, OH, part of Rome Township. A rootstock shoot survived to bear a splendid fruit which was introduced to the public in 1848. Thick solid red skin with medium texture and mildly tart.
One of the oldest named varieties, first grown in Roxbury, MA around 1649. A greenish gold fruit overlaid with brown. One of a group of Russets named because of their brown “leather” skin. Crisp with a sweet yellow flesh. Keeps well.
Dark red vase-shaped apple that was discovered in Connecticut in the late 1700s. Sweet yellow flesh.
Smokehouse apple is a tender, but firm, exceedingly juicy, with yellow tinged flesh. The Smokehouse apple has a fresh cider flavor.
Known as “Fameuse” and thought to be the parent of the McIntosh. It is speculated that the origin is French or Canadian. Beautiful in appearance with tender white flesh.
Developed in British Columbia
Cross between Golden Delicious and Ida Red, originating in Switzerland. One of the three most popular new varieties in Europe.
Developed at Rutgers in 1956. Crisp, flavorful, early ripening, very perishable
Originated by Peter Gideon (the first American to scientifically breed apples) of Excelsior, MN. From the seed of a Cherry Crab he obtained in 1860 from Albert Emerson of Bangor, ME. Named after his wife, Wealthy Hull. Tender, very tart, juicy, high in pectin. (Our Mom – Lucille Leadbeater’s – favorite pie apple)
The Westfield Seek-no-Further apples are round, pale to dull red over pale green background. Prominent spotting dots. The flesh is white, fine grained tender with a rich sweet flavor. This apple is best for fresh eating.
Thought to have originated in New Jersey and described in 1817 as an important NJ cider apple. Planted primarily in southern states (especially Virginia). Firm, yellowish flesh with a powerful sweet-sour contrast, and spicy wine-like flavor.
Originated on the farm of David Flory near Adamsboro, IN in 1876. A yellow apple with pinkish blush and wax-like appearance. Distinctly aromatic and mild in flavor. (Voted the most beautiful apple by the Leadbeater family.)
Originated in Wisconsin and best known for it’s size. One apple makes a pie! Slightly aromatic, yellowish-green skin mottled with red.
Yellow Newton Pippin
The original seedling is alleged to have stood on the estate of Gershom Moore in Newtown, Long Island in 1805. Firm and keeps well, of high quality for apple cider.
From Russia of the Baltics in early 1800s. Refreshing, well flavored fruit.
An early season apple that’s juicy, with a light and crisp texture. Sprightly, sweet/tart taste with a hint of brown sugar.
Order A Box
Apple shipping is available from September to mid December. We offer multiple varieties to choose from and more varieties in store. Availability can change so call the store if you want to be sure your favorite is available – 603-746-3811.
Email us with shipper info and items to ship and we will quote you a price via email. You can then call the store at 603-746-3811 and give your credit card and we will ship out your package.
We ship boxes of Pick Your Own apples in two sizes
12 Apple Shipper
A box of 12 apples from a Pick Your Own variety of your choice
$24 Plus Shipping
25 Apple Shipper
A box of 25 apples from a Pick Your Own variety of your choice
$38 Plus Shipping
Plan Your Trip
Picking is typically open from Labor Day Weekend to Columbus Day, depending on weather and apples. There are a number of apple varieties are available in our "Pick Your Own" orchards, where high density dwarf trees and semi-dwarf trees make picking easy, with no climbing.
Farm staff are on hand to advise should it be your first apple picking experience. We encourage you to spend the time to enjoy the view, a crisp autumn day, an orchard picnic as well as your own freshly picked apples.