April to September


The Braeburn skin has a red blush and stripes over a yellow background.

A crisp, juicy apple, it has a cream coloured flesh and a unique flavour that combines sweetness and tartness.

Originating in New Zealand in 1952, Braeburn is thought to be a cross between a Lady Hamilton and Australia's own Granny Smith.

Golden Delicious Apple

March to November

Golden Delicious Apple
Golden Delicious has a bright yellow to golden skin colour. It is at its best when the skin turns from green to gold.

It is excellent as an eating apple, with its crisp creamy white flesh its sweet, tasty and juicy.

This variety is especially suitable for cooking especially in pies, tarts and caramelised in cakes and muffins.

Golden Delicious originated in 1912 in West Virginia, USA.

Granny Smith Apple

January to December

Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith has a bright green skin.

The white flesh is slightly tart, and is crisp and juicy.

This crisp crunchy apple is suitable for both eating fresh and cooking in tarts, pies, apple crumble and baked, this apple holds its shape well.

Australia's own Granny Smith variety came about from a chance seedling grown by Maria Ann Smith in Eastwood, NSW. It has been available since 1868.

March to December


Jonathon has a bright red skin over a yellow base.

It is a sweet, juicy, crisp and refreshing apple with cream coloured flesh.

While Jonagold is mainly consumed fresh, it is suitable for inclusion in hot or cold recipes.

The Jonagold variety originated in New York State in 1968, as a cross between a Jonathon and Golden Delicious. The standard Jonagold has been available in Australia for 15 years, while the Red Jonagold has only been available for 8 years.

Pink Lady Apple

April to December

Pink Lady

Pink Lady has a pink blush over a greenish yellow base skin.

It is a crisp apple with a dense, firm flesh and an excellent, almost effervescent flavour.

Pink lady has a high sugar content making it perfect for cooking.

Pink Lady originated in 1979 in Western Australia, and is a cross between a Lady Williams and a Golden Delicious.

Fuji Apple

April to November

Fuji Apple
The skin colour of Fuji can vary, but it has a predominantly red/dull pink blush over a green/yellow base.

A big apple with a honey sweet taste, Fuji often has a seethrough core. Firm texture, crisp and juicy with an extremely dense flesh.

Many consider Fuji to be the perfect eating apple. Fuji has a high sugar content which makes it good for cooking as it will retain its shape.

Fuji originated in Japan where it is a major variety.

Red Delicious Apple

February to December

Red Delicicous Apple

Red Delicicous are a crimson to dark red apple, characterised by five distinct crowns on the base.

This variety is the most popular eating apple grown in Tasmania. It has a sweet highly aromatic creamy white flesh.

Red Delicious is popular in many dessert dishes.

Red Delicious originated in Iowa, USA during the early 1870's. A number of strains exist including Hi-early.


Early February to May

Royal Gala and Gala Apple

Gala are characterised by a blush of pink on the skin, the colour varies from yellow to almost orange with deep orange stripes.

Gala is a round sweet apple fits nicely into a child's hand. Its dense, sweet, aromatic and juicy with a white flesh.

Gala can be eaten fresh, included in salads or used as a cooking apple and is particularly suited to sauce.

Royal Gala and Gala originated in New Zealand in about 1934, as the result of a cross between Kidds's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. They were introduced into Australia in the early 1980's.

Sundowner Apple

April to December


Sundowner has a dark red skin and a round shape. Its most prominant feature is white markings called lenticels that occur naturally on the skin.

Sugar levels in Sundowners improve with storage, making them a sweet, flavoursome apple, perfect for baking.

Sundowner is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, and it orginated in Western Australia.

Packham Pear

March to December


Packham Pear

An australian development by Charles Henry Packham. A slow ripening green pear with white and juicy flesh. Sweet and delicous flavour. They have an excellent reputation for quality particularly in Asia.

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