Apple Summary

With over 20 varieties of apples in the shop right now I thought I'd do a little bit of an analysis on their flavors and cooking properties to hopefully help you make your choices easier.




Flavor


I'm going to divide the flavors into sweet, sweet-tart (more sweet, with a hint of tart), tart-sweet (more tart, with a hint of sweet), and tart.


Sweet: Gala, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Snow, Snoww Sweet


Sweet-Tart: Bella, McIntosh, Shizuka, Smokehouse, Spartan


Tart-Sweet: Arlet, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, JUMBO, Macoun, Melrose


Tart: Crimson Crisp, Haralson, NW Greening, Regent


Cooking/Baking


Now - let's look at baking - does the apple keep it's shape, cook down or do something in the middle?


Keep it's Shape: Arlet, Cortland, Honeycrisp, smokehouse, shizuka, jumbo, NW Greening, honeygold, haralson


Cook Down: McIntosh, Crimson Crisp, Jonathan, empire, macoun, snow


Somewhere in Between: Bella, Snow sweet, spartan, hazen, regent, gala


Miscellaneous


And a few other random things the apples are known for in case you were wondering.


Popular for making Cider: Arlet, Smokehouse, empire


Great for Drying: Cortland, Honeycrisp, shizuka, empire, NW Greening


Slow to brown when cut: Cortland, shizuka,


I hope this little summary helps a bit!

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