Inside, they have tender, aromatic flesh with a slightly tart taste.
The fruit ripens in mid to late July.
For sauce, pies, fresh-eating.
As is the case for most early apples, does not store well.
Geneva Early Apples were developed from a cross between Quinte and Julyred apples done in 1964. There were 173 seedlings from that cross; this apple, labelled “NY 444” at the time, was selected in July 1973.
Publicly released in 1982 by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.
R.D. Way, K.G. Livermore, and H.S. Aldwinckle. ‘Early Cortland’ and ‘Geneva Early’ Apples. New York’s Food and Life Sciences Bulletin. New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Ithaca. No 99. 1982. Page 3.