A Cup of Green

All about varieties of Apples – Which to pick and why!

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Great words of wisdom taken from a traditional nursery rhyme from the sixteenth century. Now combine that thought with “Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor” by William Cowper. Put together you are left with a variety of apples…keeping the doctors away and keeping your life ‘spicy’. Well maybe…

The chart below is a fantastic guide to use when picking amongst the many varieties of apples. It helps in identifying characterisitics in each apple type and determing the best uses for apple consumption such as in a sauce or pie.

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