Apples are unique. They differ from other foods because they’re one of the best sources of pectin, a type of fiber. Research indicates that pectin limits the cholesterol the body absorbs and may be an important link in preventing heart disease.

Variety Description Flavor/Texture Availability
Braeburn Braeburn

The Braeburn was discovered in New Zealand as a chance seedling. The apple is colored with an orange blush and has a distinctive flavor profile.

Firm, fine texture; Very crisp. Spicy, juicy, sweet-tart. October through March
Cripps Pink Cripps Pink

Firm, crisp flesh and a unique, tangy-tart, sweet flavor are characteristic of this apple. Snackers and bakers give the variety high marks in consumer tastings.

Firm, crisp flesh with a tangy-tart and sweet flavor. October through March
Fuji Fuji

Researchers at the Tohoku Research Station in Morioka, Japan, discovered the Fuji apple in 1939 by creating nearly 600 crosses of the Ralls Janet and Delicious apple varieties. They selected the Fuji as the best cross of the group, and commercially introduced the variety in 1958.

Juicy, one of the sweetest varieties. Crisp; One of the best-keeping varieties. October through July
Gala Gala

The Gala is related to Golden Delicious, this apple originated in New Zealand. Sweet, Crisp. The Gala balances a rich full flavor with a vibrant yellow to red color. The flesh is yellow to cream in color. The oval shaped fruit is ideal for fresh eating and salads.

Aromatic with a very sweet flavor and crisp and firm texture. Mid August through June
Golden Delicious Golden Delicious

The Golden is an all purpose apple, with flesh that stays white longer than other varieties making it ideal for baking, salads, drying and fresh eating.

Highly aromatic, with a sweet and spritely flavor. Fruit is crisp and juicy with almost yellow, honeyed flesh. September through August
Granny Smith Granny Smith

The Granny Smith was found in Australia by Marie Ana (Granny) Smith as a chance seedling growing in her garden around 1865. The Granny Smith is an excellent apple for cooking/baking and is a favorite among those who enjoy it’s crisp, tart flesh.

Tart spicy flavor with a touch of sweetness. Firm & crisp. All Year
Honeycrisp Honeycrisp

Developed by the University of Minnesota, Honeycrisp has bright red and pale green outer skin and a cream colored crisp yet juicy inner flesh. With a sweet yet slightly tart flavor, this variety of apple is great for salads, baking, cooking or eating as a snack.

Crisp and juicy with a sweet and slightly tart flavor. September through December
Jonagold Jonagold

The Jonagold is a cross between a Jonathan and Golden Delicious apple and is colored with a yellow-green base and a blush stripe. The tangy, sweet flavor makes it excellent for eating and cooking.

The aroma of the Golden with the lively sweet-tart flavor of the Jonathan. The texture is juicy and the flesh is a creamy pale yellow. September through March
Red Delicious Red Delicious

Medium to large, elongated bright red apple with creamy yellow flesh. Red Delicious is the most popular apple in the United States.

Medium firm and sweet. All Year