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Apples A to G Apples H to P Apples Q to Z Apples An apple is a round or oval shaped fruit that is harvested from lower growing trees found in most of the temperate regions of the world. There are many types of apples. They are a fruit with a thin skin that may range in color from shades of green, yellow, and red or any combination of these.
The flesh is generally off-white or cream colored and is very juicy. They are generally sweet flavored but may be slightly sour, tart, or even a bit bland depending on the variety. Apples can be eaten plain, made into sauce or jelly, or they can be included in a variety of salads, meat dishes, pies, and other desserts.
As a dried fruit, apples can be added to a variety of baked goods or in a fresh form, they can be used to produce juice, vinegar, cider, and alcoholic beverages, such as hard cider and apple brandy. For more information on cooking with apples see Apple Cooking. To determine the best variety of apple to use for your needs, see the chart below.
Some types of apples are available year round and some are only available at specific times of the year. The peak season for apples will vary with different varieties and locations where they are harvested.
The best types of apples are those that are picked fresh from the tree. Fresh picked apples will have the best flavor and an extra crisp texture. Buy apples that are brightly colored, firm, and free of bruises or damaged skin.
If the flesh gives under pressure, the apple will be soft. The skin on the apple should be taut and show no signs of shriveling. Select individual apples over pre-bagged apples so that you can see what you are selecting and have an opportunity to smell the apples to make sure they have a fresh smell and are not musty.
The different types of apples are graded according to their size and quality. The higher the grade, the more expensive the apple. The end use of the apple will determine the variety of apple you should buy.
See the chart below to select the best variety for your needs. For best results, place apples in a perforated plastic bag, sprinkle with water and store in the coldest area of the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
Apples give off a gas called ethylene that speeds up ripening, so they should be kept away from other fruits and vegetables to prevent them from ripening prematurely.
Apples can be stored at room temperature for a short period of time but should be checked regularly because they will ripen more rapidly than if stored in the refrigerator.
To store fresh picked apples for a long period of time, wrap them in paper and place folded side down in a single layer on a tray.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place. Check frequently to see if any apples have begun to rot. Dried apples can be stored in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for an indefinite period of time.
All About Apples Good for cooking, craft projects, and more, apples offer the possibility for fun and delicious learning. One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit, other than berries, including nuts, as late as the 17th century. As for tree size, many years ago all apple trees were large and called a standard tree. They required a large space, needed a ladder to prune and pick apples and were difficult to apply spray.
Ambrosia Apple A medium size apple with red color with some striping on a creamy yellow background. The ambrosia apple does not have a long storage life so it should be used within approximately four months of harvesting. The apple originated from British Columbia and is a good snacking apple with its crisp texture and juicy aromatic flesh.
Its flesh does not oxidize and turn brown as quickly as other apples so it works great for salads. Arkansas Black Apple A small to medium size deep red apple whose red color turns to a deep purplish red and at times almost looks black. It originated in Arkansas and is thought to possible be an offshoot of a Winesap apple.
It has a firm, crisp, yellow flesh that has a tart aromatic flavor. The Arkansas Black apple stores well in cold storage. It will keep its freshness for 6 months when stored properly.Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
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Orchard to Table. Apple Industry Statistics. Popular Varieties. Fun Facts. History & Folklore. Frequently Asked Questions. National Apple Month. It’s APPLE DAY! Every year, I post all about apples one day in September, and today’s the day!.
I’m taking last year’s post and updating it with even more apple recipes. Because you can’t have too many apple recipes, right?! One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit, other than berries, including nuts, as late as the 17th century.