What kind of apples are your favorite?

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:02:49 PM
I love Galas, they're the only ones I buy. I probably live very close to the "apple a day" rule Galas look beautiful and are almost always sweet and almost never mealy.

What is your favorite?



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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:05:00 PM
honeycrisp for eating, macintosh for baking


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:05:22 PM
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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:07:23 PM

Honey crisp
I really need to try these. But at my grocery store they are usually twice as much as the Galas, and I'm pretty frugal - I can't imagine liking them twice as much!



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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:08:04 PM
Fuji for eating; honeycrispt for everything else.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:09:25 PM
Mutsu - I love them so much but can only get them at an apply orchard that is about an hour away - worth the drive though.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:10:17 PM
Honeycrisp are the apples of the gods.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:12:31 PM
Spoiled by Honeycrisp.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:14:45 PM
Granny Smith is my favorite apple!

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:15:21 PM
Granny Smith....love 'em!

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:19:34 PM
granny smith


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:19:44 PM
Honeycrisp, and when I can't find them Organic Fuji's.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:21:36 PM
Opals and Honeycrisp! Yum!

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:25:44 PM
Jonathan or Jonagold. I love an apple with some tartness, but not all the way to Granny Smith tart. I do love the Granny Smith for baking pies.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:29:25 PM
In the fall I buy the tote bags full of honeycrisp apples. My whole family loves them. I also like Pink Lady and Braeburn apples. If I'm making caramel apples, I buy Granny Smith.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:30:33 PM
Another vote for Jonagold. They are by far my favorite because of their sweetness!



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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:50:03 PM
I bought some ambrosia apples and those things were delicious!

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:53:12 PM
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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:54:19 PM
Another Granny Smith fan here!


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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:54:20 PM
Northern Spy or very early MacIntosh for eating and macs for pies.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:56:20 PM

I tend to rotate the rest of the time through red delicious, gala, and fuji. Sometimes golden delicious. DD likes Granny Smiths.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 5:59:51 PM
Jonathan, honey crisp, granny smith and pippin

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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:03:15 PM
Honeycrisp and Granny Smith


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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:18:39 PM
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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:21:53 PM
Opal and kiku are 2 amazing and new to me varietals I tried this year. Honeycrisp was my fav until I tried these.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:25:56 PM
Granny Smith, followed by Mutsu (but only in season and at the orchard), and then Honeycrisp (but I refuse to pay that much, usually).



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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:27:47 PM
we picked honeycrisp apples at our local orchard two years ago. i made applesauce with them and could literally have charged $100 a jar for it. it was that good. last summer, there was no apple crop around here because of the 80 degree temps we had in march where all of the apple (and other fruit) trees blossomed and subsequently died when there was a freeze a few weeks later.

we were so bummed that we could not pick apples.....and dying that we could not make the magic applesauce again...

so that would be "honeycrisp".


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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:28:02 PM
Honeycrisp. Since discovering Honeycrips everything else is secondary

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Posted: 3/12/2013 6:30:50 PM
I see no ones mentioned SweeTango. They make honeycrisp taste like wet newspaper.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 7:24:59 PM
Another fan of Mutsu, especially locally and in season. Also known as Crispin.

Royal Gala are my favourite out of season, because they retain their crispness and flavour better than other out of season apples, I find.

Granny Smith are good in season too.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 7:59:28 PM
Pink Lady is my favorite. I also love Winesap.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:04:11 PM
Honeycrisp, Pink Lady and Braeburn

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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:05:12 PM
Pink Lady or Gala.. Yuuuum!!

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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:11:14 PM
Fuji all the way

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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:42:56 PM
I think I'm the first vote for Cortlands...but only from the apple orchard in the fall. They just aren't the same from the grocery store!


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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:46:57 PM
HoneyCrisp and Pink Lady.


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Honeycrisp and Pink Lady



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Honeycrisp and Pink Lady

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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:55:27 PM
Macouns--they're all the fruit I eat from the end of September to the end of November because you can't get them any other time. They taste like real apples.

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Posted: 3/12/2013 9:26:30 PM
Honey Crisp. Best apples ever!


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Posted: 3/12/2013 9:33:42 PM
By far I'm addicted to Honeycrisp! I get them fresh from a local farm.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 10:08:40 PM

I see no ones mentioned SweeTango. They make honeycrisp taste like wet newspaper.

I had some of these a couple years ago - and LOVED them. But I haven't found any since, so have only had Honeycrisps.


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Posted: 3/12/2013 11:07:57 PM
Wow, I tried Honeycrisp and think that they are okay.

I love Granny Smith, I love the tartness but I found a new favorite: Pinata! They are so yummy and taste like candy to me

Of course, they are hardly on sale so I usually buy gala, jonagold or braeburn apples. I did splurge today and bought 3 pinata apple, just for me!

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Posted: 3/13/2013 7:56:00 AM
Honeycrsip and Opals. I also agree that Cortlands from the orchard are very good.

I had another apple lately that I liked a lot. I can't remember the name, but I got them at Sams Club and they were NOT Pink Lady's but something with either lady or lace in the name.

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