Recommended Apple Varieties for Ontario
1 - Early maturing, red strains preferred e.g. Jonagored.
Limited/Regional Planting - These varieties have value but should be limited in extent of planting. Some may have proven valuable in trial plantings and warrant further commercial experience. Others may be adapted to a specific region or be useful only for selected markets. Growers are encouraged to investigate market potential before planting newer strains or cultivars. Due to the inherent variability in each of the locations by county, growers are wise to thoroughly investigate the cultivar attributes with regard to season length and heat requirements, e.g. The cultivar "Goldrush" should only be planted where it can be finished. It requires a very long growing season and will be the last variety harvested in a 3000 CHU area, e.g. the cultivar "Ambrosia" is known to be heat driven and should only be planted on the best sites in areas where total heat accumulation is questionable.
Trial Planting - These are promising, newer varieties which require further testing to establish their commercial value.
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