Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard
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Our 2014 Production List

Ripening Time
Lodi yellow, transparent, thin-skinned, pie and sauce July 20-30
Pristine yellow, crisp, spritely taste, eating Aug. 1-10
Whitney Crab pink/yellow striped, sweet, pickling, jam Aug. 5-15
Duchess pink stripe, tart, pie & sauce Aug. 5-15
Discovery pink, sweet, pear-like taste, eating Aug. 5-15
Williams Pride dark red blush, crisp, spicy, eating Aug. 5-15
Redfree bright red, juicy, Jonathan flavor, eating Aug. 15-25
Paulared red, fine texture, sauce & eating Aug. 15-25
Zestar pink blush over yellow, crisp, excellent eating Aug. 15-25
Earliblaze red blush over green, hard & tart, eating & cooking Aug. 20-30
Red Gravenstein dark red blush, cooking & sauce Aug. 25-Sept.5
Red Wealthy red striped, tart, juicy, pie & sauce Sept. 1-10
Summer Rambo greenish heirloom, juicy, eating Sept. 1-10
Sansa pink-red, Gala cross, sweet eating Sept. 1-10
Jonamac firm,crisp large McIntosh type, eating McIntosh-Jonathan cross Sept. 1-10
Ginger Gold yellow, firm, crisp, sweet, eating Sept. 1-10
Buckeye Gala bright red, sweet, crunchy, eating. Cox Orange-Golden Del. cross Sept. 5-15
Royal Gala red striped, sweet, crunchy, eating. Cox Orange-Golden Del. cross Sept. 5-15
LindaMac bright red, early mac type, all-purpose Sept. 5-15
McIntosh red, crisp, tart-sweet, all-purpose Sept. 10-20
Royal Court deep red, large, Cortland type, all-purpose Sept. 10-20
Sweet 16 red, crisp, nutty flavor, eating Sept. 10-20
Golden Supreme yellow with pink blush, sweet flavor, eating Sept. 10-20
Ribston Pippin red blush, juicy, tart-sweet, eating Sept. 10-20
Honeycrisp red striped, crisp, juicy, sweet, excellent eating. Keepsake-Minn 447 cross Sept. 15-25
Macoun purple-striped, firm, tart-sweet, eating. McIntosh-Jersey Black cross Sept. 15-25
Liberty red striped, crisp, sprightly sweet ,eating. Macoun- PRI cross Sept. 15-25
Spartan drk red, spicy, firmer McIntosh type, all-purpose. McIntosh-Newtown Pippin cross Sept. 20-30
Cortland red, firm, pure-white flesh, all-purpose. McIntosh-Ben Davis cross Sept.20-30
Crimson Crisp very crisp, tart flavor, eating & cooking Sept. 20-30
Snow red, red-streaked white flesh, eating, sauce Sept. 20-30
Greening Yellow-green, large, coarse flesh, pies & sauce Sept. 25-Oct. 5
Swiss Gourmet
Red blush, russeted, crisp, sweet-tart, eating. Golden Del.-Idared cross Sept. 25-Oct.5
Royal Empire deep burgundy, firm, sweet, all-purpose. McIntosh-Red Del. cross Sept. 25-Oct. 5
Sept. Wonder Fuji bright red, crunchy, sweet, eating Sept. 25-Oct.5
Red Delicious dark red, crisp, sweet, eating. (We leave them on the tree until sweet) Oct. 1-10
Red blush on yellow, sweet tangy flavor, eating. Golden Del.-Cox Orange-Duchess cross Oct. 1-10
Grimes Golden yellow heirloom, cider & cooking Oct. 1-10
Jonathan ruby red, crisp, juicy, tangy, eating & pies Oct. 5-15
Snowsweet bronze-red, white flesh, all-purpose Oct. 5-15
Fortune burgundy, crunchy, sweet-tart, eating. Empire-Northern Spy cross Oct. 10-20
Golden Delicious yellow, firm, tangy, partly russeted, all-purpose Oct. 10-20
Jonagold red blush on yellow, crisp, sweet, eating. Jonathan-Golden Del. cross Oct. 10-20
Red Jonaprince deep red Jonagold, sweet eating Oct. 10-20
Melrose red, Jonathan flavor in a large apple, keeper. Jonathan-Red Del. cross Oct. 10-20
Regent red,crisp, sweet, eating. Red Del.-Duchess cross Oct. 10-20
Suncrisp orange-yellow, crisp, juicy, sweet, eating Oct. 15-25
Idared bright red, crunchy, tangy, keeper. Jonathan-Wagener cross Oct. 15-25
Blushing Golden yellow, waxy skin, firm, Jonathan-golden flavor. Jonathan-Golden Del. cross, excellent keeper Oct. 15-25
Rome bright red, mild flavored, pies & cooking Oct. 15-25
Northern Spy red, firm, tart flavor, good keeper, pies Oct. 20-30
Keepsake red, hard & sweet, small size but a keeper. Northern Spy- Minn 447 cross Oct. 20-30
Fireside mostly green, large, sweet, all-purpose keeper. Oct. 20-30
Mutsu yellow-green, juicy, sweet, keeper Oct. 20-30
Winesap dark red, spicy flavor, excellent keeper Oct. 25-Nov.5
Golden Russet golden, tart, great cider apple Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Candycrisp large golden, pear-like taste, eating Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Braeburn red blush, crisp, sweet-tart flavor, keeper Oct. 25-Nov. 5
Goldrush yellow, sweet, crisp, keeps 10 months Oct. 25-Nov. 5


Great Information
  • Keep the crunch in your apples: Crisp, crunchy apples are what we grow and you can keep them crisp at home. Handle apples gently to prevent bruising. Refrigerate apples in the crisper section of your fridge. If possible, dedicate the entire section just to apples. Store apples out of the plastic bag or poke holes in the bag for ventilation. Apples give off ethylene gas that continues the ripening and softening of the fruit. You want to allow this gas to escape.
  • Fresh,unpasteurized cider is produced every Thursday during apple season. A blend of 8 to 14 varieties  of apples yields an excellent fresh juice with flavor that changes through the season as varieties ripen.
  • We use only tree-picked apples that have been washed and refrigerated. Our cider will usually keep two weeks in the fridge. You can freeze cider to be used later in another Wisconsin season ... Winter!
  • Varieties available in our pick-your-own section of the orchard:  McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Rome, Gala,  Melrose.
  • Directions: We are located 1.5 miles from the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway N in Dane County. From Madison, take I-90 4 miles south to Hy. N, then south on Hy. N , west on Koshkonong Rd., north on Williams Drive. Follow our directional signs.
  • Orchard Tours:  We give educational orchard tours for elementary school students and other groups. No tours for 2014 as we are busy building a house.
  • Questions:  You can always call us at the orchard,  608-873-4096. Dick and Vivian Green, owners, managers, growers, marketers, pickers, cider-makers, and chief CEOs!