Apples to Apples

It makes sense to buy things in season. It makes sense to your taste buds, it makes sense to your wallet.

I love apples admittedly more than the next guy (I think I’ve eaten at least one a day for the past 5 years..) but I also find my love for them grows even more in the autumn. At their peak they are crisper, sweeter, tarter, awesomer.. depending on the variety of course.

Farmer’s Markets are an excellent way to get the freshest of the picks at a great price – but around this time of year, grocery stores have quite a lot to choose from! Check your local produce section and feast your eyes and feast your mouth.

Let’s go over some of my favorite apples I just can’t find all year round. If you have one you love in particular but don’t see on my list – let us know! I love to try new apples and don’t discriminate between the sweet, the tart, the firm, the fleshy, ahh, I could go on, and on!

Cortland

Very white crisp flesh. One of the best salad apples because it doesn’t brown quickly.

Honeycrisp

Color is red mottled over a yellow background. Has excellent eating and keeping qualities. Perfectly sweet and tart – always my number one choice! This fruit will make you long for fall even on the msot beautiful languid summer days. Trust me.

Northern Spy

Lage and round. Greenish-yellow fruit flushed and striped pinkish red. Firm, very tender, crisp, juicy, yellowish flesh.

Pink Lady

Overlaid with pink or light red. Fine-grained, white flesh. Sweetness balances a bit of tart.

Winesap

Medium sized, round, dark red fruit with crisp, juicy yellow flesh with a spicy, vinous flavor and aroma.

What are you waiting for? Grab your tote and get pickin!

AK

 

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