141 Sugar Hill Rd.

Rexford, New York 12148

(518) 371-2042

Apple Central

Bowman Orchards in New York

Want to go apple picking in New York? See our NY apple picking calendar and learn the best times to pick apples and when its best to pick each type of apple that Bowman Orchards has to offer. Apple picking calendar dates features when apple varieties typically become available.

Note: These dates are only approximate.

Visit our online store, or call for details regarding which varieties are currently available!!

 

What's New in 2017??

Exciting New varieties to be planted in 2017 include Pixie Crunch, Ever crisp, and a couple others! Fruit from the new trees planted in 2017 will be available in 1-3 years!


Click here for NY Apple Association website!

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Early
Mid
Late

August

Blondee
Sansa
Blondee
Paulared
Tydeman
Zestar

September

Autmn Crisp
Blondee
Gala
Ginger Gold
Golden Supreme
Greening
Jonamac
McIntosh
Twenty Ounce
Tydeman
Autmn Crisp
Cortland
Empire
Honeycrisp
Macoun
Shamrock
Snow Sweet
Tydeman
Ambrosia
Autmn Crisp
Braeburn
Golden Delicious
Jonagold
Mutsu/Crispin
Pinova
Red Delicious
Ruby Frost™
Ruby Jon
Snap Dragon™
Snow Sweet

October

Braeburn
Cameo
Fortune
Idared
Northern Spy
Rome
Ruby Frost™
Shizuka
Snap Dragon™
Snow Sweet
Braeburn
Cameo
Fuji
Granny Smith
Ruby Frost™
Shizuka
Spigold
Suncrisp
Braeburn
Cameo
Fuji
Granny Smith
Spigold
Suncrisp
Early August
Mid August
Blondee
Sansa
Late August
Blondee
Paulared
Tydeman
Zestar
Early September
Autmn Crisp
Blondee
Gala
Ginger Gold
Golden Supreme
Greening
Jonamac
McIntosh
Twenty Ounce
Tydeman
Mid September
Autmn Crisp
Cortland
Empire
Honeycrisp
Macoun
Shamrock
Snow Sweet
Tydeman
Late September
Ambrosia
Autmn Crisp
Braeburn
Golden Delicious
Jonagold
Mutsu/Crispin
Pinova
Red Delicious
Ruby Frost™
Ruby Jon
Snap Dragon™
Snow Sweet
Early October
Braeburn
Cameo
Fortune
Idared
Northern Spy
Rome
Ruby Frost™
Shizuka
Snap Dragon™
Snow Sweet
Mid October
Braeburn
Cameo
Fuji
Granny Smith
Ruby Frost™
Shizuka
Spigold
Suncrisp
Late October
Braeburn
Cameo
Fuji
Granny Smith
Spigold
Suncrisp

Ambrosia

Sweet yet crisp taste. For snacking, salads,baking.

Late September

Ambrosia

Late September
Sweet yet crisp taste. For snacking, salads,baking.

Autmn Crisp

a sweet/tart apple that is juicy and extra crisp. insides stay white longer than most other apples when cut open.

Early September
Mid September
Late September

Autmn Crisp

Early September
Mid September
Late September
a sweet/tart apple that is juicy and extra crisp. insides stay white longer than most other apples when cut open.

Blondee

yellow skinned gala type apple, smooth finish and crunchy texture. sweet with a little zing.

Mid August
Late August
Early September

Blondee

Mid August
Late August
Early September
yellow skinned gala type apple, smooth finish and crunchy texture. sweet with a little zing.

Braeburn

old fashioned sweet apple with smooth crisp texture. aromatic and juicy.

Late September
Early October
Mid October
Late October

Braeburn

Late September
Early October
Mid October
Late October
old fashioned sweet apple with smooth crisp texture. aromatic and juicy.

Cameo

Firm and Crisp, with a sweet tart flavor, crisp and excellent for salads pies sauce and baking.

Early October
Mid October
Late October

Cameo

Early October
Mid October
Late October
Firm and Crisp, with a sweet tart flavor, crisp and excellent for salads pies sauce and baking.

Cortland

Tangy taste. Fine-grained juicy flesh stays white longer. For snacking, salads,baking.

Mid September

Cortland

Mid September
Tangy taste. Fine-grained juicy flesh stays white longer. For snacking, salads,baking.

Empire

Unique sweet/tart taste, crisp and juicy. Acclaimed worldwide. Best for eating and salads.

Mid September

Empire

Mid September
Unique sweet/tart taste, crisp and juicy. Acclaimed worldwide. Best for eating and salads.

Fortune

Slightly spicy flavor. Cream-colored flesh. Firm,juicy, and crisp. a favorite for fresh eating,pies, and sauce.

Early October

Fortune

Early October
Slightly spicy flavor. Cream-colored flesh. Firm,juicy, and crisp. a favorite for fresh eating,pies, and sauce.

Fuji

An aromatic, sweet flavor and a firm but juicy texture make this a delicious eating apple.

Mid October
Late October

Fuji

Mid October
Late October
An aromatic, sweet flavor and a firm but juicy texture make this a delicious eating apple.

Gala

Sweet and juicy, with a snappy, crisp texture. Superb dessert and fresh eating apple.

Early September

Gala

Early September
Sweet and juicy, with a snappy, crisp texture. Superb dessert and fresh eating apple.

Ginger Gold

Sweet, yet mildly tart. Crisp, cream-colored flesh. For fresh eating and salads.

Early September

Ginger Gold

Early September
Sweet, yet mildly tart. Crisp, cream-colored flesh. For fresh eating and salads.

Golden Delicious

Sweet and extra juicy. Crisp white texture. For fresh eating, salads, and baking.

Late September

Golden Delicious

Late September
Sweet and extra juicy. Crisp white texture. For fresh eating, salads, and baking.

Golden Supreme

Similar to a Golden Delicious but ripens at least 3 weeks earlier.

Early September

Golden Supreme

Early September
Similar to a Golden Delicious but ripens at least 3 weeks earlier.

Granny Smith

Unique tart flavor. Just like the imported ones, only ours have a slight pink cheek.

Mid October
Late October

Granny Smith

Mid October
Late October
Unique tart flavor. Just like the imported ones, only ours have a slight pink cheek.

Greening

Solid green cooking apple. If you like a tart eating apple try the Greening. Makes an excellent apple pie.

Early September

Greening

Early September
Solid green cooking apple. If you like a tart eating apple try the Greening. Makes an excellent apple pie.

Honeycrisp

The fruit is large and the skin is a red over a yellow background. The flesh is cream colored and exceptionally crisp and juicy.

Mid September

Honeycrisp

Mid September
The fruit is large and the skin is a red over a yellow background. The flesh is cream colored and exceptionally crisp and juicy.

Idared

Highly flavored and crisp. Moderately tart. Dual purpose for fresh eating and cooking-baking.

Early October

Idared

Early October
Highly flavored and crisp. Moderately tart. Dual purpose for fresh eating and cooking-baking.

Jerseymac

Spicy, aromatic flavor, with fine texture. Juicy Flesh. Dual-purpose, for eating and cooking. Sorry we don't ship these due to their short term keeping quality.

Jerseymac

Spicy, aromatic flavor, with fine texture. Juicy Flesh. Dual-purpose, for eating and cooking. Sorry we don't ship these due to their short term keeping quality.

Jonagold

Blend of tart and sweet, with firm texture. One of the world's most preferred eating apples. Also great for cooking and baking.

Late September

Jonagold

Late September
Blend of tart and sweet, with firm texture. One of the world's most preferred eating apples. Also great for cooking and baking.

Jonamac

Great for eating, cooking and baking. An all-around favorite with a tangy, aromatic flavor.

Early September

Jonamac

Early September
Great for eating, cooking and baking. An all-around favorite with a tangy, aromatic flavor.

Macoun

Mild tart taste. Aromatic, fine- grained firm white flesh. For snacking and fresh desserts.

Mid September

Macoun

Mid September
Mild tart taste. Aromatic, fine- grained firm white flesh. For snacking and fresh desserts.

McIntosh

Juicy, tangy and aromatic. An all-time favorite for fresh eating and salads.

Early September

McIntosh

Early September
Juicy, tangy and aromatic. An all-time favorite for fresh eating and salads.

Mutsu/Crispin

Delicately spicy and juicy, with crisp white flesh. For both fresh eating and cooking

Late September

Mutsu/Crispin

Late September
Delicately spicy and juicy, with crisp white flesh. For both fresh eating and cooking

Northern Spy

One of the original winter keeping apples. Excellent pie apple, and an excellent eating apple.

Early October

Northern Spy

Early October
One of the original winter keeping apples. Excellent pie apple, and an excellent eating apple.

Paulared

Tart and flavorful, with a firm, crisp texture. Ideal for fresh eating, perfect for cooking.

Late August

Paulared

Late August
Tart and flavorful, with a firm, crisp texture. Ideal for fresh eating, perfect for cooking.

Pinova

Sweet yet Tart flavor, with a crisp texture. An all purpose apple.

Late September

Pinova

Late September
Sweet yet Tart flavor, with a crisp texture. An all purpose apple.

Pristine

Fruit is very smooth with canary yellow coloring, often times with a blush. Flavor is somewhat tart, excellent for cooking or fresh eating.

Pristine

Fruit is very smooth with canary yellow coloring, often times with a blush. Flavor is somewhat tart, excellent for cooking or fresh eating.

Radiant Runkel®

Radiant Runkel®

Red Delicious

Juicy, sweet taste. The classic for fresh eating and salads.

Late September

Red Delicious

Late September
Juicy, sweet taste. The classic for fresh eating and salads.

Rome

Firm, mildly tart. Holds it's shape well. A favorite for baking and sauce.

Early October

Rome

Early October
Firm, mildly tart. Holds it's shape well. A favorite for baking and sauce.

Ruby Frost™

Ruby Frost (Formerly NY2) Is juicy and refreshing, with a beautiful skin and a nice sugar-acid balance. very firm, crisp, juicy, & Tart with a good shelf life! ripens later in the fall, and stores well. Ruby Frost provides a boost of vitamin C well into winter! popular with fans of Empire and Granny Smith.

Late September
Early October
Mid October

Ruby Frost™

Late September
Early October
Mid October
Ruby Frost (Formerly NY2) Is juicy and refreshing, with a beautiful skin and a nice sugar-acid balance. very firm, crisp, juicy, & Tart with a good shelf life! ripens later in the fall, and stores well. Ruby Frost provides a boost of vitamin C well into winter! popular with fans of Empire and Granny Smith.

Ruby Jon

Very similar to the mid-western apple "Jonathan." Very tart with a deep maroon color.

Late September

Ruby Jon

Late September
Very similar to the mid-western apple "Jonathan." Very tart with a deep maroon color.

Sansa

A new cross with the Gala apple. Excellent dessert apple with good keeping quality. An early season apple well worth eating.

Mid August

Sansa

Mid August
A new cross with the Gala apple. Excellent dessert apple with good keeping quality. An early season apple well worth eating.

Shamrock

The flesh is creamy light green and has a coarse texture with a spicy flavor similar to McIntosh. Often sold as early Granny Smith's.

Mid September

Shamrock

Mid September
The flesh is creamy light green and has a coarse texture with a spicy flavor similar to McIntosh. Often sold as early Granny Smith's.

Shizuka

A large green-yellow apple with a re-orange blush. A sweet Huge apple that is firm and juicy and slow to turn brown once cut open! Shizukas first season here at Bowman Orchards was a HUGE success and left everyone coming back looking for more!

Early October
Mid October

Shizuka

Early October
Mid October
A large green-yellow apple with a re-orange blush. A sweet Huge apple that is firm and juicy and slow to turn brown once cut open! Shizukas first season here at Bowman Orchards was a HUGE success and left everyone coming back looking for more!

Snap Dragon™

An offspring of the Honeycrisp the Snap Dragon (Formerly NY1) has a juicy crispness with a spicy-sweet flavor a popular apple for snacking, especially for children. available in late September — it has a long storage and shelf life.

Late September
Early October

Snap Dragon™

Late September
Early October
An offspring of the Honeycrisp the Snap Dragon (Formerly NY1) has a juicy crispness with a spicy-sweet flavor a popular apple for snacking, especially for children. available in late September — it has a long storage and shelf life.

Snow Sweet

Sweet tart apple with a bright white inside. red and deep gold skin

Mid September
Late September
Early October

Snow Sweet

Mid September
Late September
Early October
Sweet tart apple with a bright white inside. red and deep gold skin

Spigold

A cross between a Northern Spy and a Golden Delicious. It has a unique flavor, and is a good desert apple.

Mid October
Late October

Spigold

Mid October
Late October
A cross between a Northern Spy and a Golden Delicious. It has a unique flavor, and is a good desert apple.

Suncrisp

A very unique taste. Color is almost orange like. Very late in season, very hard and crisp.

Mid October
Late October

Suncrisp

Mid October
Late October
A very unique taste. Color is almost orange like. Very late in season, very hard and crisp.

Twenty Ounce

The largest apple available. Early in the season they are green, developing many stripes later. Wonderful baking or cooking apple. Some weigh over 1 1/2 lbs.

Early September

Twenty Ounce

Early September
The largest apple available. Early in the season they are green, developing many stripes later. Wonderful baking or cooking apple. Some weigh over 1 1/2 lbs.

Tydeman

Medium to large apples with a thin, shiny dark red skin. insides are juicy, & firm. Originally developed from a cross between Worcester Pearmain & Red Macintosh.

Late August
Early September
Mid September

Tydeman

Late August
Early September
Mid September
Medium to large apples with a thin, shiny dark red skin. insides are juicy, & firm. Originally developed from a cross between Worcester Pearmain & Red Macintosh.

Zestar

Crisp flesh, large fruit, the best of the early apples. Very juicy. Ripens in early August. "Full Flavor" apple.

Late August

Zestar

Late August
Crisp flesh, large fruit, the best of the early apples. Very juicy. Ripens in early August. "Full Flavor" apple.