Best Apples?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What's your favorite kind of apple?
    Red Delicious : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Golden Delicious : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Fuji : (18 votes)
    11 %
    Gala : (24 votes)
    14 %
    Granny Smith : (17 votes)
    10 %
    Honeycrisp : (52 votes)
    31 %
    Braeburn : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Empire : (3 votes)
    2 %
    MacIntosh : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  My favorite is honeycrisp, hands down, but I also love Empire. I love going apple picking because I get introduced to so many kinds I don’t see in stores.

    …now I want an apple.

    Post # 4
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love Honeycrisp!

    Post # 5
    1951 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Fuji! They are crisp, a little tart, yet a littl sweet. Perfect for dipping in this creamy PB I make: just mix a little PB with greek yogurt. You get all the taste of peanuts, but it’s less calorie-dense. And so so so yummy. 

    Post # 7
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I’m a big fan of Honeycrisp, SweeTango, and Pink Lady.  🙂

    I have both SweeTango and Pink Lady at home right now. Yum.

    Post # 8
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love to eat Honeycrisp and JonaGold (cross between a Jonathan and Golden Delicious) apples raw but I prefer to bake with Rome and Empire.  I just got done canning 2 bushels of apples and the smell was AMAZING!

    Post # 9
    7286 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    My favorite is an Esopus Spitzenberg, but you’ll never find it in a store. We bought a baby tree last year and will hopefully have our own apples in a few more years. We also purchased a Father Abraham and a Calville Blanc d’Hiver, which are both delicious. From the store or farmer’s market, my favorite is a honeycrisp.

    Post # 10
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I looove Gala the most but I’m also very fond of Fuji apples.  I’ve also enjoyed Pink Lady apples.  Usually, I follow my nose when I go fruit shopping – it’s a method that’s never failed me!  Not a fan of Macintosh at all though.  I also don’t really like Granny Smith on their own, raw.

    Post # 11
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Gravensteins! They are a type specific to Nova Scotia, Canada. So far I haven’t been able to find them anywhere else, or find anyone outside NS who knows about them. They’re so delicious – crisp, tart, a little sweet. 

    Post # 12
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Honeycrisp are amazing, but I think Fujis are my favorite because 1) they are easier to find and 2) they are more versatile. 

    Post # 13
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Gimme some good ol’ GrannySmith’s – omnomnom!

    I can’t stand red apples, taste like ash to me! But then, Im also the weirdo that thought green apples were the “sweet apples” – apparently green is sour, red is sweet? Noway!

    Post # 14
    42999 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @starlitgirl:  Gravensteins are also grown here in BC.

    My favorite is Ambrosia for fresh eating.

    Post # 15
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Obviously depends on for what, but for straight eating, Honeycrisp all the way.

    Post # 16
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @julies1949:  Thats awesome! Have one for me 🙂 Here in Ontario no one seems to have heard of them. 

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