APPLES

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Season: Mid-July-ish

Taste: Tart, subtly-sweet after-taste

Properties: Yellow skin and typically moderately sized. Crisp bite, but do not keep well in the refrigerator.

Use: Applesauce and baking

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Season: Mid-summer, end of July

Taste: Both tart and sweet

Properties: Mild flavor, medium-to-large yellow-green apple.

Use: Baking, eating, applesauce

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Season: Early September

Taste: A sweet and sharp flavor

Properties:  Small red apple with firm skin. They keep their shape when baked, and do not store well.

Use: Baking, eating

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Season: Mid-September

Taste: Mellow with simple sweetness

Properties: Nice and crunchy 

Use: Eating

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Season: Late summer, early September

Taste: Sweet, subtly tart flavor with mild acidity

Properties: Moderately-crisp and keep well in storage 

Use: Eating and baking

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Season: Fall, October

Taste: Tart with a hint of spice

Properties: Mid-sized with plenty of juice

Use: Notorious for baking. They hold their shape, which makes them ideal for pies.

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Season: Fall, October

Taste: Sweet, tart, and subtly tangy

Properties: Thick-skinned with a crisp bite

Use:  Great for both cooking and eating

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Season: Mid-September

Taste: Sweet, sweet, sweet

Properties: Sweet, crispy, juicy

Use:  Eating

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Season: Mid-October

Taste: Sweet and tart

Properties: Nicely crunchy and juicy

Use:  Eating, cooking, especially dehydrating

Empire

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Season: Late October

Taste: Tangy-sweet with a bit of spice

Properties: Large with thick skin, crisp and juicy

Use:  Great for cooking and making cider

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Season: Late October

Taste: Rich and tart

Properties: Thick skin and very crisp

Use:  Eating and baking

Stayman Winesap

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Season: Late October

Taste: Tart and spicy

Properties: Small with a crisp bite

 

Use:  Eating and baking

Winesap

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Season: Late October

Taste: Mellow and sweet

Properties: Rich red color with mild flavor and a soft bite

Use:  Eating -- don't bake with them

Red Delicious

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Season: Late October

Taste: Sweet, almost honey-like

Properties: Firm, crisp, and light

Use:  Eating and applesauce

Golden Delicious

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Season: Late October

Taste: Sweet and tart with a hint of spice

Properties: Crisp bite and they store really well

Use:  Eating, juicing, baking

Gold 
Rush

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Season: Late October

Taste: Sugary sweet

Properties: Crisp with firm flesh and a nice crunch

Use:  Eating and juicing

Fuji

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Season: Late October

Taste: Quite tart

Properties: Acidic with a fizz-like burst of flavor and firm flesh

Use:  Eating, baking, entertaining (these apples take awhile to brown once cut) 

Jonathan

Jonalicious

Enterprise