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MACINTOSH - Excellent Juicing, Applesauce and Pies. 9 16.36%
GOLDEN DELICIOUS - Excellent all uses 10 18.18%
RED DELICIOUS - Sweet eating. 8 14.55%
GRANNY SMITH - Excellent baking, juicing and eating. 23 41.82%
FUJI - Sweet. Great eating apple. 17 30.91%
GRAVENSTEIN - Famous for applesauce, pies and juicing 0 0%
RED ROME - Excellent for all baking uses. 1 1.82%
ARKANSAS BLACK - Old fashioned crunchy hard. Tart flavor 4 7.27%
JONATHAN - Old favorite. Pies, Applesauce 6 10.91%
Other apples. 21 38.18%
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:36 PM   #21
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Fuji because of texture, flavor, and consistency.
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Old 08-12-2005, 05:50 PM   #22
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I like Spartans for eating, and Granny's for everything else. Although give me a Granny with some old cheddar and I am a happy snacker.
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:11 PM   #23
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I love a crisp tart Apple..I'm with Sierra on her choices.
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #24
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My favorite apple

My favorite apple is called a Pacific Rose from New Zealand. You cannot get them in the U.S. but a certain time of the year.
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:30 PM   #25
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I love the Fuji apples for eating......but the Granny Smiths are great for pies.
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:58 PM   #26
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I'm about done with trying to choose my favorites of anything. I find that it depends on the weather, my mood, what I want to use the food for, etc. I have no true favorites, except of a favorite cheddar cheese, and a particular flavor in my milk, which seems to be determined by who knows what, as the flavor varies slightly from plastic jug to plastic jug. Maybe it's the feed, the breed, who knows. I'm not a dairy farmer.

I truly love most foods and am not particular to one type over abother. If I absolutely had to choose, it would be apples from the trees located in the yard where I lived as a child, on the river. They were'nt perfectly colored, having a mixture of green, yellow, and red all over. The flesh was crisp, not as tart as a Granny Smith, and not sweet like the Deliscious varieties. They made great pies, and were wonderful eaten green, with some salt, or ripe.

The closet thing I can find at the store is the Jonathon. And the more exotic varieties weren't available when these trees were planted in Upper Peninsula Michigan.

But then again, I was a boy, eating an apple, cold and crisp, picked fresh from the tree, smelling the grassy fields and the nearby forests, not to mention the cool vapor from the river. I think earthworms might even have tasted good under those conditions, well maybe not earthworms. They're about the most vile thing I've tasted to date, but that's another story.

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Old 08-12-2005, 08:51 PM   #27
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Pink Lady - mmmmmmmmm - my favorite. I wish I could get a bigger variety here - Sierra - if you like Pink Lady I really wish I could try the Arkansas Blacks
Never heard of the Arkansas Black. Are they black?
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:05 PM   #28
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i never heard of them either
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:13 AM   #29
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PeppA usually buys Red Delicious apples for the kids. Personally, I like to eat Gala apples, as that's what we get at work. Nice and tangy. For baking, I like to mix equal parts of Granny Smith and MacIntosh apples, for flavor and texture.
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Golden Delicious! Yummmm, I think I might go have one as a midnight snack right now
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