Quick Guide to Apples - Cooking and Eating

Braeburn Apple
Braeburn Apple

Comparing Apples to Apples

Braeburn

  • Appearance: Rosy red stripes over greenish-gold skin
  • Taste: Sweet and tart
  • Use: Cooking, baking, and fresh in salads

Crispin

  • Appearance: Greenish-yellow

  • Taste: Sweet

  • Use: Eating fresh and cooking

Empire

  • Appearance: Red blush with gold paint

  • Taste: Slightly sweet

  • Use: Cooking and baking

Fuji Apples
Fuji Apples

Fuji

  • Appearance: Smaller apple with orange-red blush and yellow stripes

  • Taste: Slightly sweet

  • Use: Eating fresh, cooking and baking

Gala Apple
Gala Apple

Gala

  • Appearance: Yellow with pinkish-red stripe

  • Taste: Sweet

  • Use: Eating fresh

Golden Delicious Apple
Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious

  • Appearance: Golden yellow with occasional pink blush and flecks

  • Taste: Sweet

  • Use: Cooking, baking, and fresh in salads

Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith Apples

Granny Smith

  • Appearance: Pale and bright green skin with flecks

  • Taste: Tart

  • Use: Cooking, baking, and fresh in salads

Jonagold Apples
Jonagold Apples

Jonagold

  • Appearance: Golden, striped with red blush

  • Taste: Spicy, juicy

  • Use: Cooking, baking and fresh in salads

Macintosh Apples
Macintosh Apples

Macintosh

  • Appearance: Bright red with green paint

  • Taste: Tart with sweet undertones

  • Use: Eating fresh

Red Delicious Apples
Red Delicious Apples

Red Delicious

  • Appearance: Deep red

  • Taste: Mildly sweet

  • Use: Eating fresh and fresh in salads

Rome Apples
Rome Apples

Rome

  • Appearance: Bright red with yellow speckles

  • Taste: Varies from sweet to tart

  • Use: Cooking

Winesap

  • Appearance: Dark red skin

  • Taste: Sweet

  • Use: Eating fresh and baking

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eatlikenoone 5 years ago from Saline, MI

Nice, simple list of some of the popular apple varieties. Nice hub.

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