Apple varieties for Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay

The following is a list of apple varieties recommended for growing in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas by various members of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, along with their approximate ripening dates. Recommendations reflect personal preferences as well as growing conditions at each grower’s individual site, hence generalized locations are indicated in the table below. This is a living document that will improve as more recommendations are contributed.

Find many other worthy apples to consider, also in our extensive writeups on our apple tasting events.

Currently listed apple include: Elstar, King David, Spitzenberg, Yellow Bellflower, Hudson’s Golden Gem, Brushy Mountain Limbertwig, Karmijn de Sonnaville, Mutsu, Allen’s Everlasting, Pink Parfait, Golden Delicious, Lady Williams

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