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Apples Snapshot

Apples Snapshot

The weather is cooling down, the leaves are beginning to turn, and consumers are looking to the apple category for all of their upcoming fall needs. The produce aisle abounds with a whole host of tantalizing varieties, but which ones are right for you? See how these red, yellow, and green beauties may play to your advantage…


RED DELICIOUS

Flavor: Subtly sweet

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Medium-large

Color: Scarlet red

Season: Year-round


COSMIC CRISP®

Flavor: Juicy with ample sweetness and subtle tartness

Texture: Firm and crisp

Size: Large

Color: Rich red color that almost sparkles with starburst-like lenticels

Season: Year-round


SUGARBEE®

Flavor: Intense notes of honey, caramel, and molasses with a complex finish

Texture: Extremely crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Mostly red blush

Season: Oct–May


ROCKIT™

Flavor: Crisp, sweet, and delicious

Texture: Always crisp

Size: Miniature

Color: Red blush

Season: Year-round


SNAPDRAGON®

Flavor: Sweet with a hint of spice and undertones of vanilla

Texture: Maximum crunch; often called MONSTER

Size: Small-medium

Color: Red with some yellow

Season: Late Sep–May


KORU®

Flavor: Sweet yet complex, subtle vanilla flavor

Texture: Incredible crunchy texture

Size: Large

Color: Unique, orange/red color with yellow undertones

Season: Year-round between U.S. domestic season and New Zealand


EVERCRISP®

Flavor: Sweet and juicy with Honeycrisp and Fuji parentage

Texture: Moderately firm, packing a loud crunch

Size: Large

Color: Light red with yellow flecking

Season: Nov–Mar


Sweetango®

Flavor: Juicy and sweet with hints of fall spices and citrus notes

Texture: Crisp, thin-skinned apple with a loud crunch

Size: Medium-large

Color: Bright red on yellow background

Season: Aug–Feb (Domestic), Apr–Jul (Import)


GALA

Flavor: Mildly sweet with floral aroma

Texture: Crunchy

Size: Small-medium

Color: Pale golden yellow, with stripe-like to full red blush

Season: Year-round


ENVY™

Flavor: Refreshingly sweet; clean, fruity finish

Texture: Extraordinary crunch

Size: Medium-large

Color:  Stripy red over a yellow background

Season: Year-round


RAVE®

Flavor: Outrageously juicy with a refreshing snappy zing

Texture: Crisp with the same Honeycrisp fracture but more juice

Size: Medium-large

Color: Fuchsia to red with a yellow background

Season: Aug–Oct


FUJI

Flavor: Sugary sweet

Texture: Firm, fine grain; very crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Reddish stripes; slight red blush over yellow background

Season: Year-round


PINK LADY®

Flavor: Zippy and tart

Texture: Crisp and firm

Size: Small-medium

Color: Reddish-pink blush with yellow background

Season: Year-round 


AMBROSIA

Flavor: Sweet, honey-like

Texture: Crisp, light, and refreshing

Size: Varies

Color: Blushing red over a creamy yellow background

Season: Year-round (Domestic), May–Aug (Import)


MCINTOSH

Flavor: Cider–like sweetness with a slight tang

Texture: Fine grain; extra juicy and crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Red with a green background

Season: Sep–Jul


SMITTEN™

Flavor: Perfectly balanced with refreshing sweetness

Texture: Crunchy and firm

Size: Medium

Color: Yellow background with red striping

Season: Sep–Jun (domestic), Jun–Aug (import)


KANZI®

Flavor: Sweet, tangy, and intense flavor; Gala and Braeburn parentage

Texture: Fine grain; extra juicy and crisp

Size: Varies

Color: Red with yellow hues

Season: Year-round


AUTUMN GLORY®

Flavor: Sweet with caramel and cinnamon notes

Texture: Crunchy with firm flesh

Size: Medium

Color: Yellow background with red stripes and blush

Season: Oct–Jun


HONEYCRISP

Flavor: Honey-sweet

Texture: Firm, fine grain; very crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Reddish stripes; slight red blush over yellow background

Season: Year-round


KIKU®

Flavor: Super sweet with Fuji characteristics

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Varies

Color: Ruby-red with distinct yellow stripes

Season: Year-round


JAZZ™

Flavor: Sweet, tart

Texture: Dense, crunchy; refreshing bite

Size: Varies

Color: Bright red with subtle yellow under-striping

Season: Year-round


LEMONADE™

Flavor Bright, tangy-sweet flavor with a hint of effervescence

Texture:  Fine, crisp texture; firm yet juicy crunch

Size: Medium

Color: Golden yellow with occasional orange blush

Season: May–Aug (New Zealand) Oct–Dec (United States)


OPAL®

Flavor: Sweet, tangy

Texture: Distinctively crisp, naturally non-browning

Size: Medium-large

Color: Bright yellow

Season: Oct–May


GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Flavor: Sweet and mellow

Texture: Silky and crisp; thin skin

Size: Medium

Color: Golden yellow to white background

Season: Year-round


ARCTIC® GOLDEN

Flavor: Sweet and refreshing

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Medium; sold in slices and diced

Color: Sunset yellow

Season: Year-round


ARCTIC® GRANNY

Flavor: Deliciously tart

Texture: Crisp and juicy Honeycrisp fracture but more juice

Size: Medium-large; sold in slices and diced

Color: Warm green

Season: Year-round


SOURCE | INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANDNOWUKNOW AND THE SNACK APPLE GROWER CONTRIBUTORS