Apples and apple picking are practically synonymous with fall (add in football, Halloween and Thanksgiving and you have fall covered). The cool, crisp days and nights bring ripen the apples in the orchards and bring out the sweetness in each bite. Whether simply eating an apple, making applesauce, apple pie or apple cider, be sure to sample each of these favorite varieties.

 

 

Gala

Taste Notes: Crisp and Very Sweet

Originally from New Zealand, Gala is quickly becoming one of the favorites. It is a very pretty fruit with pink-orange stripes atop a yellow background. Perfect for eating, salads, pies, ciders and sauce.

 

Granny Smith

Taste Notes: Tart

Known for its delicious tart flavor, Granny Smith is a go-to variety for pies. It is originally from Australia and is wonderful in all kinds of recipes.

 

 

Fuji

Taste Notes: Super Sweet

Introduced from Japan. Full flavor alert. This super sweet variety can be enjoyed while snacking or for pies, sauces and baking. Enjoy!

 

 

Honey Crisp

Taste Notes: Distinctly Sweet

Originally from Minnesota. This popular apple is pleasantly sweet, crisp and juicy. The name kind of says it all! Bite into one and the juices and flavor explode. snacking, salads, baking, beverages, pies, sauce.

 

 

Red Delicious

Taste Notes: Mild, Sweet

Originally from Peru. Easily the most popular apple variety. A crunchy texture and sweet flavor. Perfect for snacking and salads alike.

 

 

 

Golden Delicious

Taste Notes: Sweet

Originally from West Virginia. This apple has so many uses because of its sweet and mild taste. Perfect for eating, baking, pies, ciders and sauce.

  *Adapted from the Washington Apple Commission

 

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