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Our Apples… They Taste Great and Grow Well
At Hidden Cove Orchard we strive to not only offer the apple varieties you’re looking for, but also those that will thrive in our central Minnesota growing zone.

From Cortland to Zestar and a large variety in between, you’ll be find a vast selection of apples all grown right here at our apple orchard just 30 minutes west of St. Cloud. Starting with the ‘right’ varieties for our growing zone, we are able to raise apples that grow well, look beautiful, and have a great taste right off the tree.

The alphabetical table below lists our apple varieties along with a description and average harvest/season. Contact us at Hidden Cove Orchard for more information regarding our apple varieties, their availability, and best uses.

Name / Description Harvest
Cortland Apple


Very white crisp flesh. One of the best salad apples because it doesn't brown quickly.


Chestnut Crab Apple

Chestnut Crab

Large, russeted crabapple with a rich, nutty flavor.

Early September

Fireside Apple


Large conical fruit. Green skin with scarlet stripes and sometimes a mottled orange flush. Crisp, sweet, juicy greenish white to yellow flesh. Excellent eating apple.


Haralson Apple


Good baking, eating and cider apple. Flesh is crisp, juicy, firm. Mildly tart flavor, not acid. Holds its shape and texture in baking. Retains good flavor in keeping.

Late September

Honey Crisp Apple

Honey Crisp

Color is red mottled over a yellow background. Has excellent eating and keeping qualities.

Mid September to October

Honey Gold Apple

Honey Gold

Hardy substitute for Golden Delicious developed especially for cold northern areas. Golden Delicious flavor, Haralson hardiness. Medium to large golden to greenish fruit with very smooth finish and reddish bronze blush. Flavor is sweeter and more bland than Golden Delicious. High quality. Superior storage qualities.

Late October

Keepsake Apple


Very hard and crisp with yellow flesh and an exotic sweet, spicy flavor. The fruit will store for 6 months.

Mid October

Northern Lights Apple

Northern Lights

Glossy, bright red fruit with slightly tart flesh. Good flavor.

Late September

Regent Apple


Appealing red-striped apple with well-balanced flavor. The fruit will store for 4 to 5 months.

Mid October

Sweet 16 Apple

Sweet 16

Large, red striped fruit. Firm, crisp, aromatic flesh. Moderately acidic.

September – October

Zestar Apple


Next favorite to Honey Crisp. Crisp and juicy.

Early September

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