One of our family's favorite varieties, demand
for Zestar is catching up fast to Honeycrisp. It has many of the same
attributes as Honeycrisp, but ripens about 2 weeks earlier, around
Labor Day. Zestars are a little less crisp and slightly less juicy than
Honeycrisp, and also make an excellent eating apple.
Chestnut crabs are a favorite of our youngest customers...they are perfect for after-school snacks or to pack in school lunches. Supplies are limited, so you may want to contact the orchard to make sure we have them on hand.
HoneycrispDeveloped at the University of Minnesota and specifically adapted to growing conditions in Minnesota, the Honeycrisp is our top seller. It's juiciness is unparalleled, and its sweetness unsurpassed. It is crunchy, crisp, and firm. Honeycrisp make excellent eating apples, but can also be used for pies or apple sauce.
Recently developed by a nearby orchard, Stella Minnesota™ apples are a new addition to Irish Mountain Orchard. They tend to mature early in the season, and have been described as having a semi-sweet flavor and firm, white flesh. They are well suited for both eating and cooking/baking.