Nittany


General Characteristics


  • Parentage: York Imperial x Golden Delicious
  • Origin: United States 
  • Ripening period: Late season
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General characteristics courtesy of OrangePippin.com

The following Virginia orchards grow this variety


Key Virginia Varieties

Cameo

A modern sweet variety, reminiscent of Red Delicious.


Empire

One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.


Fuji

Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavored, and keeps well.


Gala

One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.


Ginger Gold

An attractive yellow apple from Virginia


Golden Delicious

Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when picked from Virginia trees.


Granny Smith

The most instantly-recognized of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.


Honeycrisp

Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp, this is a crisp, and predominantly sweet, modern variety from the USA. It was developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties.


Idared

Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.


Jonagold

A very popular commercial variety, with a good flavor. Inherits many of the good qualities of its parents Jonathan and Golden Delicious.


Jonathan

A classic American variety, and widely regarded as one of the best flavored with a good sweet/sharp balance. A precocious and productive tree in US apple-growing regions.


Pink Lady®

One of the best-known modern apples.


Red Delicious

One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.


Rome Beauty

An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.


Stayman

An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.


Winesap

Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.


York Imperial

Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.