Choose Apples Based on Use

Apples in Apple Orchard
Image by lumix2004 from Pixabay

 September is apple season.

 Did you know September was usually the month         when   apples were harvested? 

 Of course, that was before fruit was imported from     countries all over the world and stockpiled for   months     on end. But fruit in season tastes better.

 How to Choose an Apple Variety

 Many varieties of apple are available, but not all are   good for cooking.

 Here are some tips for choosing the right variety based on whether you want to eat it or make a pie.

We have 2 apple trees at our place in the country. We needed 2 for cross-pollination. The two we chose, a Gala and a Pink Lady, were chosen because each is a good eating apple. The Pink Lady is excellent in apple pies and crisps.

In making apple pie, it's best to have a sweet apple like a Pink Lady and a tart apple like a Granny Smith.

Apple Facts

1. 1 pound of apples = 2 large or 3 medium or 4-5 small apples

2. 1 pound of apples = 3 cups peeled and sliced apples

3. Best and most easily available apples for pies: Cortland, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Winesap.

4. Best and most easily available for making cider: Gala, Rome Beauty, Winesap.

5. Best and most easily available for making applesauce: Braeburn, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Winesap.

Takeaway Truth

Wish you were here to share a slice of apple pie!

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