Ever go to the store and become completely overwhelmed by the number of random Apple variations in the produce section.
Here is the run down on just a few.
Named when a nurseryman in 1894 exclaimed,” My that's delicious!” Sweet and juicy. Best for snacking; poor for baking. Available year-round.
Not related to Red Delicious. Slightly elongated; sweet, juicy. All-purpose apple-great for snacking, cooking, and baking. Available September to June.
Red Rome (Rome Beauty)
Named for an apple-growing area in Ohio, not Italy. Slightly tart. Best for baking. Available October to August.
Granddaddy of American apples! Wine – like flavor. All purpose apple. Available November to July.
The Fuji apple is an apple cultivar developed by growers at the Tohoku Research Station in Morioka, Japan in the late 1930s and brought to market in 1962. It is a cross between two American apple varieties, the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet (sometimes cited as “Rawls Jennet”) apples. The Fuji is good for snacking or making applesauce.
The Ralls Genet, sometimes spelled Ralls Janet or Rawls Jennet, is a variety of apple which originated in Virginia in the late 1700s. It is also known as Neverfail, Rockremain, Rock Rimmon, and Winter Genneting, and (in Japan) Kokko. Its name derives from Edmund Charles Genet, a Frenchman who gave cuttings to Thomas Jefferson, who then passed them on to Virginia nurseryman M. Caleb Ralls.
Mrs. Maria Smith nurtured the first seedling in the mid 1800's. Mildly tart. Best for snacking; good for baking. Available all year-round.
First apple tree planted by John McIntosh about 1811. Two-toned red and green. All purpose apple. Available September to June.
Deep red; mildly tart, rich flavor. Versatile apple-excellent for snacking and baking. Available September to August. nederlands online casino