Hudson Valley Apple Project

About Us

The Hudson Valley Project is a small test orchard featuring 150 varieties of heirloom, cider, and modern-day apple varieties. The orchard focuses on apple cultivators which are either historically significant or have unique size, shape, and taste characteristics.

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Ancram, NY

Explore our varieties


This oval-shaped apple is one of four red-fleshed varieties tested by the Michigan PureRed Breeding Program (founded by Michigan State Professor Steve Van Nocker), seeking to identify grower friendly red-fleshed cultivators. The flesh of this apple is deep red, containing high levels of anthocyanin. While this apple is tart, it also contains a pleasant sweetness to balance its overall flavor.


A cross between Golden Delicious x Cox’s Orange Pippin developed by famed apple breeder J.H. Kidd - who also developed Gala and Kidd’s Orange Red. This apple, with creamy white crisp flesh, has the appearance of the Golden Delicious, but features a more complex tropical flavor. Great for eating and for pies. Has proven to be a good cropper for us.

Dolgo Crab

This highly attractive crab apple was imported from Russia by Niels Hansen (a cold-hardy fruit expert) of the South Dakota Experimental Station in the late 19th century. It is a tart apple that can be eaten out of hand, used for cider or made into a flavorful red-colored jelly. Ripens in early to mid September.