Thursday, July 13, 2017

Apples :: Lodi

Early Season • Tart

Ripens
Mid-July. Lodi has a biennial tendency, so it may only bear every other year.

Characteristics
This medium sized apple has a green-yellow skin with juicy flesh. This is a soft-fleshed, tart and juicy apple. Okay for fresh eating, but best for cooking. Lodi cooks down fast, it makes a great sauce.

Parentage: Montgomery x Yellow Transparent.

Origin: Geneva New York, 1924. Developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

Storage
Short storage life of 1-2 weeks.

Notes
We have one Lodi tree at the Augustine orchard and a handful more planted in the young orchard. This variety is strongly biennial and produces every other year. Great crop in 2017! We make a signature tart applesauce with this variety.

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