Apples A to Z

September 16th 2022

Some of us like them sour, while others prefer them sweet. As kids we say the alphabet while twisting off the stem, and as we mature, some of us learn to peel them in one perfect coil. We're talking about apples, and this is the perfect time of year to crunch into a refresher on the uses and attributes of the more common apple varieties. 

Braeburn
SEASON
Oct. – April
FLAVOR
Sweet/Tart/Spicy
TEXTURE
Super Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking

Empire
SEASON
Sept. – July
FLAVOR
Sweet/Slightly Tart
TEXTURE
Very Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads

Fuji
SEASON
Oct. – June
FLAVOR
Very Sweet/Slightly Spicy
TEXTURE
Very Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads, Freezing

Gala
SEASON
Aug. – May
FLAVOR
Mellow & Sweet
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads,
Sauce, Freezing

Golden Delicious
SEASON
Year Round
FLAVOR
Mellow & Sweet
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads,
Sauce, Pies

Granny Smith
SEASON
Year Round
FLAVOR
Extremely Tart
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Salads, Pies, Sauce,
Baking, Snacking


Honeycrisp
SEASON
Sept. – Feb.
FLAVOR
Sweet/Slightly Tart
TEXTURE
Super Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads,
Pies, Sauce, Freezing

Jonagold
SEASON
Sept. – April
FLAVOR
Honey Sweet/Slightly Tart
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads, Sauce

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Jonathan
SEASON
Sept. – April
FLAVOR
Spicy/Tangy
TEXTURE
Less Firm
BEST USES
Pies, Baking

McIntosh
SEASON
Sept. – July
FLAVOR
Lightly Tart/Tangy
TEXTURE
Tender
BEST USES
Snacking, Sauce, Pies

Pink Lady
SEASON
Nov. – Aug.
FLAVOR
Tangy Tart/Sweet
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Baking, Salads

Red Delicious
SEASON
Year Round
FLAVOR
Mildly Sweet
TEXTURE
Crisp
BEST USES
Snacking, Salads

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