Red Delicious is known for the consistency of its texture, bright red color, and conical shape. It is a sweet apple, lightly aromatic with a firm, cream-colored flesh. Generally it is a little juicier and sweeter ripening under New England's long summer days and crisp fall nights. It is best eaten fresh, in salads, and in fruit compotes.
Red Delicious shipments are available October 1st through December 18th. Lyman Orchards reserves the right to substitute a similar or better apple. To ensure optimum quality, all perishable gifts are shipped from our orchards on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please note the following rules regulating fruit shipments to the following states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. These states require us to hold apples for 40 days in a specified environment prior to shipping. Enclosed in each shipment is a certificate issued by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, affirming that these regulations have been met. Red Delicious apple shipments to these states begin on November 10, 2017.
We ship only the finest apples, picked in our orchards during the peak of the harvest season. Timing of harvest seasons vary due to unpredictable weather which may delay or hasten fruit ripening. Please note that the dates of apple variety availability listed on this site are approximate.
To ensure optimum quality, all perishable gifts are shipped from our orchards on Mondays and Tuesdays.