HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR APPLES?

admin | September 25th, 2014 - 5:58 pm

PINK LADY
Firm, crisp flesh and a unique, tangy-tart, sweet flavor are characteristic of this apple. Snackers and bakers give the variety high marks in consumer tastings. Cripps Pink, also known as Pink Lady, is the last apple harvested in Washington State in late October. Crisp fall nights bring on the bright pink color that gives the apple its name. Supplies of Cripps Pink last from November to August.
GRANNY SMITH
Green, extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile, they’re available year-round. Grannies are a favorite of Washington state pie-bakers. They’re also excellent for snacking and salads. Warm days and cool summer nights ensure crunch and flavor for October harvest.
HONEYCRISP
Developed by the University of Minnesota, Honeycrisp has bright red and pale green outer skin and a cream colored crisp yet juicy inner flesh. With a sweet yet slightly tart flavor, this variety of apple is great for salads, baking, cooking or eating as a snack. The Honeycrisp Apple was created to grow well in cooler northern climates. It is a variety that stores well.
JAZZ
Jazz is a trademarked brand of the Scifresh apple variety. Scifresh is the result of a cross between Royal Gala and Braeburn. It was developed in New Zealand
RED DELICIOUS
This one’s a classic – America’s favorite snacking apple. The heart-shaped fruit is bright red and sometimes striped. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor, Reds are also great in salads. Washington apple growers have been producing the world’s best Red Delicious apples since the 1920s. They’re harvested in September and October and available throughout the year.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS
It’s the all-purpose apple. Mellow and sweet, Goldens are great for eating out of hand, baking and salads. In salads and other dishes, their flesh stays white longer than other apples. The dry, warm climate of Eastern Washington is perfect for this delicate yellow beauty. They’re harvested in September and available all year.
FUJI
Exterior: Reddish stripes and slight red blush over yellow background color
Interior: Firm, creamy-white flesh that is fine-grained
Experience: Fuji apples are crisp and very juicy with a sugary-sweet flavor that resembles that of freshly pressed apple juice
MCINTOSH
 The fruit has red and green skin, a tart flavour, and tender white flesh, and ripens in late September.
GALA
Pinkish -orange stripes over a yellow background are the signature of this crisp, aromatically-sweet, snappy apple. Galas have gained popularity among consumers in the past 15 years. Snacking and salads are primary uses. Gala harvest begins in the middle of August and lasts through early September. Galas are stocked September to May.
JONAGOLD
A cross between the crisp Golden Delicious and the blush-crimson Jonathan. The apple has a fluffily crisp fruit. It is juicy and aromatic and has a sweet-sour taste. The skin can also turn out fully red or green other than Golden-Red.

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