A Guide to Apples

Buying:

1 lb. apples = about 2 ¾ cups pared and sliced apples
2 lbs. apples = 6-8 medium or enough for one 9” pie

Freezing:

Wash, peel, quarter and core apples; slice as desired.  Treat with Fruit-Fresh Produce Protector (prevents browning) according to package directions.  Dry pack with or without sugar or use a syrup pack.

Storing:

The best way to store apples is inside a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

Pies:

To make a 9-inch pie, you will need 2 pounds of apples (6–8 medium apples).

Apple VarietyFlavor*TextureFresh & SaladPieSauceBaking

Braeburn

Slightly Tart

Crisp

Very Good

Excellent

Good

Very Good

Cortland

Slightly Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Envy

Sweet

Crisp

Excellent

Fair

Good

Good

Fireside

Slightly Sweet

Slightly Crisp

Excellent

Fair

Fair

Good

Fuji

Sweet

Crisp

Excellent

Good

Fair

Very Good

Gala

Slightly Sweet

Slightly Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Fair

Very Good

Golden Delicious

Sweet

Tender

Excellent

Excellent

Very Good

Very Good

Granny Smith

Tart

Crisp

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Haralson

Tart

Crisp

Very Good

Excellent

Good

Very Good

Honeycrisp

Sweet/Tart

Extra Crisp

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Very Good

Jazz

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Fair

Kiku Fuji

Super Sweet

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Good

Lady Alice

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Very Good

Good

McIntosh

Slightly Tart

Tender

Very Good

Good

Very Good

Fair

Opal

Sweet

Crisp

Very Good

Good

Good

Good

Piñata

Zesty/Tangy

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Excellent

Very Good

Pink Lady

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Excellent

Very Good

Pizazz

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Good

Red Delicious

Sweet

Crisp

Excellent

Fair

Fair

Poor

Smitten

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Excellent

Good

Good

Fair

Sweet 16

Sweet/Tart

Crisp

Good

Good

Good

Good

SweeTango

Sweet/Tart

Extra Crisp

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Very Good

Zestar

Zesty

Slightly Crisp

Excellent

Good

Good

Good