We all have probably heard the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
I'm just sitting eating my apple and was thinking about back in the day, when I was a produce manager. Back then I didn't eat nearly the amount of fruit or veggies that I eat now. Anyway... back to the apple, I was wondering what everyones favorite apple is, and why.
I've tried many and must say that my favorite is a Gala apple. It's a firm, crisp apple (I can't stand a mealy apple) with a very sweet taste. Back in my Produce Mgr days it use to crack me up to see how many people would buy a Red Not-So-Delicious apple. It was by far the most popular. So what do you like?
Depends on what I'm doing with the apple. If I'm just going to eat it, I like Gala, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp or Courtland. If I'm going to make apple pie or apple crisp, it's Granny Smith or Winesap. If I'm making applesauce it's a combination of Courtland and Johnathan. If I'm making apple butter it's Courtland or Yellow Delicious.
I like Gala apples, the 'funsize' ones. Actually, an average apple got much bigger nowdays, and what is now funsize apple is a perfect 3.5oz fruit, whereas the standard one can be twice as big.
I also watch my food miles, so I will buy apples from France, but not from Brazil or New Zealand.
__________________ Muna 28 5'2''
It is foolish to keep doing the same things and expect different results.
I love all apples that are supercrisp and have a tart side to them. I HATE mushy apples. Around here we have a lot of crabapple trees and most of them are really good, but if you pick them before they are ripe they give you a stomachache. (It is still worth it!)
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