The apple season in Emmett, Idaho typically starts the last week of September and lasts until the first week of November. Our orchard has Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, and Rome Beauty apples. The Yellow Delicious are great for applesauce, the Red and Yellow Delicious are both good eating apples, and the Rome Beauties are great for pies, apple dumplings, and crisps. Better yet is mixing the varieties to get the taste and texture that you want.
Our orchard has a variety of trees including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauties. The Golden Delicious have a very good flavor and make a great applesauce and dried apples. Red Delicious, one of the most famous American varieties, are wonderful in Waldorf Salad. The Rome apples are a firm, slightly tart apple that are great for applesauce, caramel apples, pies, apple dumplings, baked apples, and crisps. All three are a good eating apple depending on your preference.