POPULAR APPLE VARIETIES AND THEIR USAGE

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Fall and winter is a time of the year when we all turn to apple recipes.  There are many different opinions on which apples are best in which situations.  This focuses on the most popular apples and their uses. So many of you have asked which apples to use in recipes and for applesauce.   There are a ton of other apples not listed here, so check out what is growing at the orchard closest to you.

BRAEBURN – A firm and juicy apple with a sweet-tart taste. This juicy apple is great for snacking, salads, baking and freezing.

CAMEO – Crispy, tart-sweet flavor. Great for snacking, salads, baking and sauce.

CRIPPS PINK – Crispy, sweet-tart flavor. Great for snacking, salads and baking.

CORTLAND – A sweet-tart flavor, crispy apple great for snacking, salads, baking, freezing and sauce. Freezes well.

EMPIRE – A sweet-tart flavor, crispy apple great for snacking, salads and sauce.

FUJI – Sweet flavor, crispy, firm and juicy. Great for snacking, salads, baking, freezing and one of the best for making applesauce.

GALA – Sweet-tart flavor, crispy and juicy.  Great for snacking and in salads and one of the best for making applesauce.  Freezes well.

GINGER GOLD – Sweet-tart flavor and crispy. Great for snacking and in salads. Does not freeze well.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS – Crispy, firm, mildly sweet flavor.  Great for snacking, salads, baking and sauce. Freezes well.

GRANNY SMITH – Crispy, firm, juicy and tart flavor. Good for snacking, salads, baking and sauce. Freezes well.

HONEY CRISP – Crispy, firm, sweet-tart flavor and juicy.  Good for snacking, salads, baking and sauce. Freezes well.

IDARED – Sweet-tart flavor and juicy. Good for snacking, salads, baking and sauce. Freezes well.

JONAGOLD – Crispy and juicy, sweet-tart flavor. Good for snacking, salads, baking and sauce. Freezes well.

JONATHAN – Tart flavor. Good for snacking, salads, sauce and baking.

MCINTOSH – Very juicy and crispy. Slightly tart flavor. Good for snacking, salads, baking and sauce.

NEWTOWN PIPPEN – Sweet flavor.  Good for salads, snacking and baking.

RED DELICIOUS – Sweet flavor and juicy. Good for snacking and salads. Does not freeze well.

ROME BEAUTY – Crispy, firm, tart flavor and juicy. Good for baking and sauce.

WINESAP – Firm, tart-tangy flavor. Great for snacking and baking.

 

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT APPLES:

1.  A medium-sized apple has about 80 calories.

2. The only apple native to the United States is the crabapple.

3. The Red Delicious is the most popular apple in the United States.

4.  Apples ripen 10 times faster at room temperature than in the refrigerator.

5.  A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds and will produce anywhere from 20 to 24 quarts of applesauce.

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