See also Braeburn, Criterion, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Jonagold apples.
The apple is probably everyone’s favorite fruit for its taste and versatility. It pairs well with pork, turns into mouthwatering pies, and is a sweet treat when caramel-coated. All ages can enjoy apples in their many varieties and forms.
Today, China is the largest producer, followed by the United States (with the majority of crops coming from Washington).
There are more than 7,000 apple varieties, many of which are sold according to region. Selection should be based on intended use – some will be high in sugars while others are more tart. The most familiar types include:
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