A rotating selection of organic heirloom apples grown in the Northwest.
We’ve partnered with Heirloom Orchards in the Hood River Valley to bring locally-grown organic heirloom apples to your doorstep! The selection will rotate every few weeks throughout Apple Season, depending on the harvest schedule. This is a fun way for you to try an array of apples that you may not have discovered otherwise!
Heirloom apples are older varieties that were passed down from generation to generation and were selected for their taste first. Unlike the apples you find at the grocery store, these old-world varieties may come in irregular sizes and shapes and have russet-colored skins, but their rustic appearance is all part of the appeal. The phenomenal flavor, though, is what truly makes them shine!
The variety we’re currently offering is Cox’s Orange Pippin. Introduced in the 1830s by Richard Cox in the UK, this heirloom apple still dominates the English markets. The medium, golden-orange apple has a juicy, nutty taste and firm cream-colored flesh. Its intriguing aroma and complex, yet balanced flavor make Cox’s Orange Pippin a terrific eating apple, but don’t count it out for baking! Try baking them into a pear-scented pie.