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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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