10 Best Types of Apples
With nearly 750+ types of apples its hard to decide which is best for eating, baking, making cider & applesauce. Crisp, sweet, tart, soft, sounds more like a coffee order at Starbucks! (tall, iced, soy, latte). Check out 10 top apples to be picked & their best purpose.
Honeycrisp- sweet & crisp with a honey flavor; cross between macoun & honeygold; good for baking & eating. My favorite pick!
McIntosh-juicy, tart & smooth; good for eating & baking
Granny Smith-tart & crisp; esp good for baking & cooking
Gala-crisp, juicy, sweet; great for snacking
Braeburn-spicy sweet & a great all purpose apple
Cortland-very sweet with a slight tartness; great for baking pies
Empire-cross between Red Delicious & McIntosh; crisp, juicy & tart; good for eating fresh
Fuji-crisp & sweet; all purpose with a very long shelf life & stay fresh up to 6 months in frig!
Golden Delicious-sweet with a slight tartness; great for pies, applesauce, salads, or eating raw
Pink Lady-cross between Golden Delicious & Lady Williams; uniquely sweet & tart; great for eating fresh & baking
Lots of varieties of apples & plenty ways to eat them including slicing 'em up with peanut butter! Now your talkin. You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doc away, so get picking & enjoy apple season!
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