Hudson Valley Apple Project

Single Varietal Apple Chip Variety Pack

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2022 Harvest Production Run is currently underway! An expanded range of Single Varietal Chips will be available soon! 

Sample each of our single varietals.

The Northern Spy is an iconic heirloom apple variety, once widely grown in this country. Coveted by apple connoisseurs, it’s popularity peaked in the early 20 th century, when it was the 4th most popular apple grown in the United States. The apple originated as a seedling in the orchard of Herman Chapin of East Bloomfield, New York, and the town continues to celebrate its famous apple to this day. As you enter the town of East Bloomfield, you will find a sign proudly stating, East Bloomfield - Home of the Northern Spy apple. There is even a plaque in East Bloomfield, marking the spot of the original tree. The Northern Spy is high in Vitamin C and is a multi-purpose apple that is excellent for fresh eating, cooking, drying and cider making.  In the 1905 book, Apples of New York, the author writes the Northern Spy “easily ranks among the very best winter apples in New York.”

Gala began its life, on a breeding research block, known by the less romantic name, “Kidd’s D8.” The apple was the most significant commercial success of famed New Zealand orchardist and fruit breeder, J.H. Kidd. Mr. Kidd sought to develop apples which not only looked appealing, but had complex flavors as well. Gala was a cross between the varieties Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. The variety was introduced into the U.S. in the early 1970s, and despite concern this variety was too small for supermarket success, its popularity quickly took off. In 2018, the Gala overtook Red Delicious as the most popular apple grown in the United States.

The Rhode Island Greening is the quintessential cooking apple, considered unsurpassed for baking. It is one of the oldest U.S. varieties, originating in Green’s End, Rhode Island. The original tree grew on the side of Green Inn Tavern and was originally known as the “apple from Green’s Inn.” It became so popular that the original tree died as visitors to the Tavern cut scion wood from the tree to take home for their own orchards. The Greening became widely available in New York during the 18th century and by 1900 was the second most popular apple grown in New York. While it is known as a great pie apple and excellent for drying, the Greening is also very good for eating out of hand.