In September and October the apples for pies are: Cortland, Johathan, Empire, Jonagold Melrose, Golden Delicious, Crispin, Stayman Winesap, Nittany, York Imperial, Rome and Fuji and Granny Smith.
The tart ones are: Cordland, Jonathan, Empire, Janagold, Melrose, Stayman Winesap York Imperial and Granny Smith. The Sweet ones are: Rome, Crispin, Fuji, Nittany. There are more but they come out at different times of the year. My apple pies I use mostly Rome with two Granny Smith for sweet and tart combination.. The apple sauce list is the same. Hope this is helpful.