New York State is known for having some of the best apples in the United States. Heck, the state has its own association devoted to the popular fruit. With almost 700 growers, farmers across the state produce a variety of apples for everybody to enjoy. Here’s a guide to how you can pick the perfect apple for your needs and taste.
Biting into this apple will make juice run down your chin. They are extremely sweet and juicy, with a crisp, cream colored skin. Because of their sweetness, Fuji apples are perfect for applesauce since you won’t need to add any sugar. Or if you are feeling adventurous, try adding them in coleslaw.
This picturesque apple has a sweet, tangy flavor making it ideal for healthy snacking. Making apple pie? Braeburn apples have a unique texture and yellow skin that holds up best in the oven. Check out this experiment to see why.
Not to be confused with Granny Smith apples, this apple has a yellowish tint, which distinguishes the apple from its tart cousin. Crispins pack a refreshing punch and are also very crisp (hence the name Crispin). The mild flavor of the apple pairs perfectly with meats and roasts.
So the next time you go apple picking, remember that not all apples are the same. They all make up the unique yet wonderful flavors of fall.