Adams Apple® Red Delicious
(Burchinal cv.) U.S. P. P. No. 14757
If color is a problem in your area, Adams Apple® is the Red Delicious for you! This new strain is red from petal fall to picking and produces large, typey fruit with very white, juicy flesh. It's a sport of our exclusive Oregon Spur® II Red Delicious with similar growth habits.
Sometimes known as Prime Red, this bright red apple is a cross of Jonathan and Worchester Pearmain. The juicy white flesh has a distinctive flavor and aroma and good quality. A popular choice in Western Washington for backyard and roadside sales.
Auvil Early Fuji®
(Fuji 216 cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 10141
When Grady Auvil discovered this new Fuji sport, he predicted "it will revolutionize the Fuji market." This sensational new strain matures about six weeks ahead of standard Red Fuji sports yet produces a higher percentage of Washington Extra Fancy fruit. The fruit flavor, tree structure and growth habits appear to be identical to other Red Fuji sports.
Aztec Fuji ® (DT 2 cltv.)
The new generation Red Fuji is considered the reddest blush Fuji sport on the market. This strain is fast becoming the standard by which all Red Fuji varieties will be judged. The fruit has all the sweet flavor and crisp crunch expected from Red Fuji. The tree exhibits growth habits and vigor similar to other Fuji strains.
Compact Winter Banana
Compact Winter Banana
Used primarily as a pollinator, the fruit is similar to standard Winter Banana. The compact growth structure can be variable, but the pollen is strong and viable.
(Waliser cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 8673
A sport of Royal Gala found in Kent Waliser's Milton-Freewater, OR orchard, Crimson® Gala has a brighter, fuller red color with the characteristic striping of its parent. Fruit is medium sized, sweet, and juicy. Crimson Gala® matures with other Gala sports.
Early Red One™ Delicious
Early Red One TM Delicious
Tree is a non-spur, although it does tend to throw more fruit spurs than other non-spur varieties. Still tops in areas where color is difficult to obtain, Early Red One™ colors with a blush into a solid red.
(Malaga cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 10114
Gale Gala® is the "one -pick" Gala strain - the highest coloring Gala sport currently on the market! A whole tree sport of Royal Gala, this outstanding new strain has all the winning characteristics of its parent but has deeper red stripes and a fuller red color. Gale Gala® growers report one-pick harvests of this sport with packouts in the 95-100% Washington Extra Fancy grade for color. Gale Gala® is available only through Van Well Nursery.
Gibson Golden Delicious
Gibson Golden Delicious
Gibson Golden is a smooth-skinned selection of the very popular Golden Delicious that appears to russet less than standard Golden. The tree is vigorous, productive and easy to handle. Like standard Golden, the fruit is sweet and juicy and of excellent type.
(Mt. Cove cv.)
The best of the early goldens, Ginger Gold® has all the qualities of Golden Delicious but ripens six to eight weeks earlier. It can be picked green, just as color begins to turn, and will ripen to an attractive yellow color. It has a sweet, tangy flavor and firm, crisp flesh.
This green apple import from Australia has become an American standard. Consumers like it for its tart, crisp and juicy flavor and outstanding keeping qualities. Granny Smith is used for both fresh packs and processing and produces large, round fruit. The tree is vigorous and sets crops early. This is a late maturing variety and is not recommended for areas with short growing seasons.
The crunch, texture and excellent storage life of this apple is creating lots of interest among commercial fruit growers. A late midseason apple, HoneycrispTM ripens about a week after McIntosh and a few weeks ahead of Red Delicious. This variety is a cross between Macoun and Honeygold, developed at the University of Minnesota. Skin is two-thirds mottled red with a straw background. Mildly aromatic, juicy flavor. Tree is moderately vigorous and exhibits good winter hardiness. Good annual bearer.
Similar to Jonathan in appearance and ripening, its flesh is firm, pale yellow and of good quality. The tree bears medium size, red fruit that is russet free. It is highly resistant to scab.
A red blush shades about two-thirds of this dessert-quality apple. A McIntosh type, fruit is firm, crisp with good quality. Ripens just ahead of McIntosh. An annual producer, bearing good crops. Tree can be quite vigorous.
Law Red Rome
Another early coloring Rome Beauty sport that finishes to a beautiful bright red. Fruit is medium to large in size and tends to be longer and more conical in shape than Rome Beauty. The variety should be thinned to produce larger fruit. The variety can be used for processing or fresh packing. The tree is both productive and vigorous.
A variety tolerant to many apple diseases. Liberty produces a medium-size apple, sporting brilliant red color over yellow. The flesh is pale yellow and juicy.
This Jonathan-Delicious cross resembles Jonathan in shape and color. Excellent for cooking or eating out of hand. A productive, precocious tree. A good choice for humid and rainy climates such as Western Washington.
Cooking and processing apple bearing crimson, striped skin. Yellow-white flesh is firm, yet melting. A slow bearer on standard seedling rootstock.
Oregon Spur® II Red Delicious
Oregon Spur® II Red Delicious
Here's a Red Delicious strain with a 30-year history of providing growers with a vigorous, semi-spur tree that produces typey, striped Extra Fancy fruit. The vigor of Oregon Spur® II makes it ideal for hard-to-grow soils. The big, leafy tree structure promotes production of large, quality fruit with outstanding shape. In addition to producing a high percentage of Extra Fancy fruit, growers should also see early cropping meaning a faster return on investment.
Red Cameo (TM)
(Dudek cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 19766
A limb sport of Cameo, this sensational Van Well Nursery exclusive introduction has all the characteristics of its parent — attractive color, crisp, juicy, sweet-tart flavor and outstanding storage quality. The tree exhibits standard growth characteristics, although it can be quite spurry. It is both a vigorous and hardy producer.
An improved strain of the old favorite cooking apple. Snappy white flesh and distinctive flavor make this a sure bet for applesauce and pies.
(Red Jonathan cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 11112
The Red Jonagold that delivers "one-pick" color! The deep red hue shows on all the apples (even shaded fruit) at the same time and in many cases the coloring comes earlier than on other strains of Jonagold. Red JonaprinceTM hails from Weert, The Netherlands and is being introduced to America by Van Well Nursery. JonaprinceTM has the large size and excellent flavor of its parent, Jonagold Prince, plus the advantage of better storage and flavor keeping qualities when compared to other Red Jonagold sports. If you like Jonagold, this strain should definitely be in your planting mix.
Redfield™ Red Braeburn
(Mahana cv.) U.S. Plant Patent Pending
A bright, cherry-red finish sets this Braeburn sport apart from other strains...you can literally see the difference on the tree. A full blush and good typey shape enhances the eye appeal of this apple. RedfieldTM comes from New Zealand where they know a thing or two about Braeburn. This selection has all the juicy, sweet-tart flavor of other Braeburn strains, just colors better.
Outstanding summer apple, russet-free with a 90% red wash over yellow ground color. Redfree is crisp and juicy, sweet-tart in flavor. Fruit is medium in size and keeps fairly well. A hardy, disease-resistant tree for scab, cedar rust, fire blight and mildew.
(Hartencourt cv.) U.S. P.P. No. 10049
A solid blush strain of Cortland discovered in Waterville, Nova Scotia, Royal CourtTM is a whole limb sport of the popular McIntosh-Ben Davis cross. It bears deeper red color blushed with mahogany. The skin color is a dynamic contrast to the white, crisp flesh and grows on a vigorous, hardy tree.
A whole-limb sport of Empire discovered in Wolcott, NY. Royal EmpireTM produces fruit significantly brighter and redder than its parent. Fruit presents a 75-90% deep purplish red color. Creamy-white flesh is moderately sub-acid. Tree is vigorous, upright and has good crotch angles.
(Johnson cv.) U.S. Plant Patent No. 10115
Looking for early color in a Jonathan? Then look to Ruby Jon for red color that starts mid-July and finishes by August 1 in North Central Washington. That puts it well into the game before other Red Jonathan sports. The red striping over the greenish-yellow ground color makes a great presentation. And the fruit still has the slightly tart flavor Jonathan lovers want. Crisp, juicy and delicious.
Scarlet Spur II Red Delicious
For almost two decades, Scarlet Spur was the most popular Red Delicious in the world with literally hundreds of thousands of acres in production. Now comes the next generation of America's earliest, best coloring Red Delicious, Scarlet Spur II. Although Scarlet Spur® II finishes coloring about three days earlier than its parent, it has all the winning characteristics of the original - dark mahogany color, crisp white flesh, excellent fruit production and outstanding type. Like its predecessor, Scarlet Spur II is a Van Well Nursery exclusive premier variety.
Snapp(TM) Red Stayman
U.S. Plant Patent No. 11071
A high coloring strain of the popular Southern favorite, this sport hails from the apple country of Winchester, VA. It is considered one of the reddest Staymans on the market. Named after Alfred Snapp, who discovered the variety, its tart, juicy taste and crisp crunch makes "Snapp" the perfect name for this apple.
Summerland, B.C. cross of McIntosh and Newtown. Dark red skin and high dessert quality put this variety strongly in the McIntosh camp. Ripens after McIntosh with firm, medium to large fruit. It is a reasonably good shipper.
This new sport produces a compact, spur-type tree that York growers have been demanding. Processors and u-pick operators alike will appreciate this new, easier-to-manage tree. Spur YorkTM possess a variety of uses. Although it is grown primarily for processing, it can also be enjoyed fresh out of hand. The large, red fruit colors early in the season, although it picks later, during the first two weeks of October in Central Washington.
Super Chief® Red Delicious
An improved sport of one of the most popular Red Delicious strains ever planted, Super Chief® has all the winning traits of its parent, Campbell Red Delicious, but colors 18 days earlier! The tree is extremely spurry, producing a compact tree that throws an abundance of fruit spurs. It starts coloring with a red stripe but by picking time, a brilliant red has evenly covered the fruit and just a hint of striping remains. In addition to its beautiful color, Super Chief® fruit is very typey.
Known by many as Arlet, this red-blushed apple demonstrates a distinct flavor, sweet and tart. Parents are Golden Delicious and Idared. Fruit it medium to large in size and round to conical in shape. Flesh is creamy white and melting. Susceptible to russet in some areas.
A proven strain for processors, Taylor Rome is a regular and heavy producer. The skin color does not bleed through to the flesh like other sports of Rome Beauty. The tree is a vigorous grower.
A new, redder strain of the popular European apple Elstar. This sport hails from France, and offers the same quality as Elstar, but in a brighter, fuller red package. The medium to large fruit boasts excellent, sweet-tart flavor and outstanding keepability. More red striping covers a golden-straw base color. The tree is an extremely vigorous grower. If you've been waiting for an early season apple with good color, flavor, and crispness, this is your apple.
A fine eating and cooking apple with a distinctive flavor. The skin color is mostly red. The tree is hardy and bears precociously. Wealthy is a popular choice for an early fall apple.
A vigorous, spreading tree. The fruit is green to light yellow. The medium to large apple has fine dessert quality.