The AppleHouse will open Wednesday, Aug. 29 for the 2018 season through early November. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. To hear a list of currently available apple varieties, call the AppleHouse Hotline at 612-301-3487. See estimated harvest times (dates vary from year to year) at right. Download the estimated harvest apple availability sheet.
Select from unique and award-winning University of Minnesota apple introductions--from Beacon to SweeTango to Zestar--more than 50 varieties spanning early-to-mid-to-late-season favorites. Included is the popular Honeycrisp, the Official State Fruit of Minnesota; and First Kiss, the newest apple.
Also, choose from test apples that are numbered and not yet named. These fruits are still in the research and development phase. (Note: Apple Tastings at the Visitor Center's Gift Garden Store in late Sept. and early Oct. ask visitors to rate test apples for taste, texture and color.)
The AppleHouse Gift Store also offers a variety of specialty food items and merchandise. Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota's apple research program.
The AppleHouse is located just 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum entrance on State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road. Use this interactive map to plan your route to the Arboretum's AppleHouse.
Estimated Harvest Dates of Apples Available
LaCrescent Aug 25-Sep 10 sweet/tart, juicy
Zestar!TM Aug 30-Sep 5 sweet/tart, tender
Chestnut Crab Sep 1-7 sweet, chunky
SweeTango® Sep 2-14 sweet, juicy, crisp
Wealthy Sep 3-11 tart, tender
Red Baron Sep 7-15 sweet, tender
McIntosh Sep 11-19 sweet, firm
Sweet Sixteen Sep 12-20 sweet, firm
Red Haralson Sep 13-21 tart, firm
HoneycrispTM Sep 15-22 sweet/tart, chunky
Cortland Sep 18-25 sweet/tart, chunky
Haralson Sep 23-Oct 3 tart, firm
Connell Red Oct 3-10 sweet, firm
Honeygold Oct 4-12 sweet, firm
Regent Oct 4-12 sweet/tart, firm
Snowsweet Oct 4-12 sweet/tart, savory
Fireside Oct 5-13 sweet, firm
FrostbiteTM Oct 6-14 sweet, firm, juicy
Keepsake Oct 11-25 sweet, firm
NOTE: Firm = holds its shape. Tender = cooks down. Chunky = half firm, half tender.
HARVEST DATES ARE ESTIMATED. FOR DAILY
FRUIT AVAILABILITY PLEASE CALL THE
APPLEHOUSE HOTLINE AT 612-301-3487
Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/fruitbreeding.aspx for more information about the University of Minnesota Horticultural esearch Center's Fruit Breeding Program.