Gowan Apples

The Gowans are noted in the wholesale market for their Gravenstein, Fall Pippin, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and the rare Sierra Beauty.

The Sierra Beauty is a unique variety of apple which the Gowan family has continually grown since the early 1900s, when they first brought a tree over from the Sierra Nevada's. This apple is known for its high acidity and unique flavor and noted as a gourmet favorite for pies and applesauce. The Sierra Beauty also has quite a story behind it.

Gowan Orchards 2017 apple harvest
Gowan Orchards 2017 apple harvest

Red Gravenstein apples.

Gowan Orchards 2017 apple harvest
Gowan Orchards 2017 apple harvest

Gravenstein, Red Gravenstein, and Tydeman Red apples.

Gowan Orchards Gravensteins
Gowan Orchards Gravensteins

Gravenstein apples.

Gowans Orchards Sierra Beauty
Gowans Orchards Sierra Beauty

Sierra Beauty apples.

Gowan Orchards Apples
Gowan Orchards Apples

Photo courtesy of Menu Stories.

Gowan Orchards Red Jonathan
Gowan Orchards Red Jonathan

Red Jonathan apples.

Gowan Orchards Red Jonathans
Gowan Orchards Red Jonathans

Red Jonathan apples. Photo courtesy of Menu Stories.

Gowan Orchards Apple in the Rain
Gowan Orchards Apple in the Rain

Photo courtesy of Menu Stories.

Harvest at Gowans Family Orchards
Harvest at Gowans Family Orchards

Harvest time.

Truckload of Gowans Apple Bins
Truckload of Gowans Apple Bins

Truckload of Gowans Apple Bins

Gowan Orchards Apples in Boxes
Gowan Orchards Apples in Boxes

Harvest time.

Gowan Orchards
Gowan Orchards

Photo courtesy of Menu Stories.

Gowans Orchard Golden & Red Jonathan
Gowans Orchard Golden & Red Jonathan

Golden Delicious & Red Jonathan apple trees.

Arkansas Black
Arkansas Black

Arkansas Black apple. Photo courtesy of @peewong on Instagram.

Gowan Orchards Jonathan & Macintosh
Gowan Orchards Jonathan & Macintosh

Jonathan & Macintosh Apples. Photo courtesy of Bay Area Herbs on Instagram.