Our Top 4 Apples For Winter Storage


Cameo, Fuji, Ida Red, and Gold Rush Apples - Our Best Winter Keepers

Our Top 4 Apples For Winter Storage

Part of keeping apples for winter has to do with your storage situation; whether you have extra fridge space or another good place to keep the apples cold. But even if you do it wrong, these four apples will outlast any of our other choices.
Here they are in no particular order.


Fuji: Sweet, crisp, and tasty, the sugar bomb of late autumn, Fuji apples are pure sweetness. We know folks who keep this apple well into June and July in cold storage. It’s a great keeper.

Our Fuji apples are minimally sprayed.

Best Uses: Baking, fresh eating, applesauce.


Cameo: Sweet, juicy, with minimal balancing tartness. Cameo apples have an awesome crunch, very much like a Honeycrisp apple but without the gourmet price tag.

Our Cameo apples are minimally sprayed.

Best Uses: Great for fresh eating, cider, salads, applesauce, and okay for freezing too.


Gold Rush: The Gold Rush apples we sampled last year were very tasty; crunchy, hard, sweet, spicy, aromatic, and a little tart. Although they resemble Gold Delicious, they have their own unique flavor. We loved them. Highly recommended!

Last fall, our grower sent us a sample of Gold Rush apples to taste and to experiment with. We kept them in our regular refrigerator until March. By the end of the month, they had begun to shrivel a bit, but the flavor and texture (inside) were still good.

Our Gold Rush apples are certified organic.

Best Uses: Fresh eating, baking, applesauce, and cider.


Ida Red: The picture of the Ida Red apple halves above was from our neighbor, Wilda, who took the photo on June 4th, 2010 after storing the apples from one of our fall truckloads. It was her last apple, still crisp and lovely after over 6 months!

(*We’ll show you below exactly how Wilda does it.)

Ida Red apples are firm, crunchy, and tart-sweet with plenty of zesty apple flavor.

Our Ida Red apples are minimally sprayed.

Best Uses: Fresh eating, baking, applesauce, cider, freezing.


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