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Old 05-31-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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What is your favorite apple?

I grew up with Red Delicious and never really liked them. I went for at least 20 years before eating another apple..I didn't realize how different they could be. A few months ago, I got started eating Granny Smith's with peanut butter for a morning snack. Then I moved on to Gala and Fuji apples.

My latest discovery is a Pink Lady apple. This one is by far my favorite.

Which one is yours? Not to cook with, but to pick up and eat as nature intended!


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Old 05-31-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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Your favorites are mine. To eat out of hand, the Pink Lady, Gala and Fuji..

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
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you might enjoy reading through this thread started by Sierra Cook..

What is your favorite kind of apple?

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:31 PM   #4
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A of the above or any other tart sweet apple the others taste bland and mealy.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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Love granny smiths, same as jpmcgrew mentioned, the others taste bland and soft/mealy to me as well.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:55 PM   #6
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I have always been fond of Jonathan for their crisp texture and refreshing tartness. I now really enjoy Fuji. We go to a local orchard and buy a bushel when they are in season. We use our food dehydrator and make great snacks of dried slices that are intended to last thru the winter but usually get munched long before snow falls.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:03 PM   #7
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Where I live, apple varieties are limited. Having said that, I have to endorse Granny Smith because they're readily available here and because they're delicous. I also like them because they're nice and crunchy and not "mealy" as others have said about other apples. I usually eat one Granny Smith a day most days.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:15 PM   #8
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Angie, i'm with you 100%. red delicious are far too mealy and one-note sweet (like the difference between refined white sugar and wildflower honey). pink apples (fuji, pink lady, gala) are just so where it's at.

if you have any access to more "exotic" varieties, look for crispin apples, aka mutsu. they're green-skinned with a tiny blush, and have the most AMAZING perfume of roses. crisp, tasty, not mealy at all. honeycrisp is the other harder-to-find tasty pink apple i'm fond of. i'm SO looking forward to the apple season at the baltimore farmer's market, since i haven't had either since last fall.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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Being in Wisconsin, I have lots of Honeycrips to my avail.. I love them.. Another of my favorites is Haarlson. Both are very, very tart and crisp...

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Old 06-01-2007, 01:38 AM   #10
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Red delicious, golden delicious and firiki apples from Mt Pelion here for sure. Below is a photo of Greece's famous apples:
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