Apple Variety Guide

Use this handy guide to help identify the apples you pick at Catoctin Mountain Orchard during pick-your-own season! Helpful hint for future visits, set your apple on our labeled crates to remember which variety is which to help compare once you get home. 

For more information about apple varieties please call 301-271-2737

U-pick Apple Varieties

Autumn Gala


This sweet crunchy apple is one of our mid September apples for our Pick Your Own. With its great color of a light red and yellow, not only do they look pretty but they taste great as well!


Adam's Apples: Blondee

Blondee has a Smooth bright yellow skin with slight russeting at the stem and scattered tan-colored pores. It has a unique sweet-tart flavor, with a crisp & juicy white flesh. Excellent for eating fresh and for cooking in your favorite recipe!


 Crimson Crisp

Our customer favorite is what keeps them coming back for more. Its great medium tart flavor and crunchiness will WOW your taste buds! Very dark red skin with a slight green/yellow bottom and yellow freckles. Very noticeable hard and yellow meat.


 cortland single

What better apple to bake with than Cortland itself! Being a medium tart apple its not too sweet for a pie but also not too tart. Its white flesh is the key to baking because it allows the apple to soften down when you bake with it.


Johnagold single

The Jonagold is popular to most of those that love either a Golden Delicious or Jonathan because those are the two apples that the Jonagold is crossed with. When you put a sweet and tart apple together it gives it a taste like honey. Crunchy, hard and full of flavor. This  apple is distinct for its freckles on the skin and dark red blush.

Mountain Honey

Mt Honey

Mountain Honey is a relatively new apple to Catoctin Mt Orchard with a red blush on a buttery yellow skin close in comparison to our Autumn Gala. It is a sweet, crunchy apple with a thin and tender peel.


Cameo Single

Cameo apples are covered in red stripes with a thin skin and delicate texture. Its flesh is dense and creamy white to yellow in color with a crisp and juicy texture. The Cameo’s flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with nuances of both honey and citrus. 




Evercrisp is a mixture of Honeycrisp and Fuji both with equal parts. This is a hard, crunchy, sweet/ tart apple with a dull red blush and yellow freckles. This is a great apple for eating, comes in season the first of October and available for u-pick. 



Pink Lady



This apple has tropical flavor similar to a pineapple. Dark yellow skin very similar to a Goldrush. This apple has a slight pink blush on one side and red freckles on the skin. Very crunchy, juicy and full of flavor. Available for u-pick last weekend of October and in our farm store. 

Granny Smith



Goldrush is one of the last apples to come for the year. This is a medium tart, very crunchy apple that likes to take your taste buds on a whirl offering a zingy flavor. Dull yellow color, slight rusting by stem with freckles on the skin. Universal apple, used for cooking, eating and baking. Will last several months in your fridge in a clean plastic bag to prevent shriveling.