Monday, May 9, 2011


There are so many apple choices out there.  So many that sometimes it can be overwhelming if you don't know much about any of them.  You may also think, "I have my favorite & I am sticking with it", but it never hurts to learn about some of them.  Here is a little information.  Who knows, you might decide to try one of these and change to a new favorite.  I, myself, love Jonagolds and Honeycrips.  Both can be pricey. 

Jonagold Apple is a cross between Golden Delicious and Jonathan,  with the best of both worlds--firm flesh and a sweet-tart taste.

Honeycrip Apple is one of the sweetest apples around. It has a very distinctive juicy crispness and is firm. 

Granny Smith Apple is one of the most popular baking apples.  It's a tart and tangy apple with a firm flesh.  Awesome for baking.

Winesap Apples is one that has a tart and "spicy" very thick skin which makes it good for storing, and a very distinctive white flesh. This apple is great in salads, cider, pie baking and applesauce.

Rome Beauty qualifies as one of the prettiest apples, due to its perfect round shape and deep red color. Mildly sweet and tart.

Golden Delicious is favored for its naturally sweet flavor.  Has a very thin skin that breaks easy. Goldens  make great apple butter and add a splash of color to any salad.

Gala Apples have a crisp bite and a mellow sweetness. Great to add to any fruit salad to give it that crisp bite. 

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