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Apple Varieties at City Feed!


With so many varieties, it can be hard to know which apples to choose, so here’s a rundown of some of the apples you can expect to find seasonally at City Feed! Come get ’em!

The most popular apple here in JP! Best eaten fresh, it is also the official state apple of Minnesota, where it was developed in the 1960s. It was once thought to be a commercial flop, but has gained popularity since the 90s.
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The classic sour apple. Closely related to crab apples, it was first grown in Australia by Maria Ann “Granny” Smith, a British-Australian orchardist, way back in the 1860s.
Great combination of sweet and tart. Beautiful rich red color, bursting with flavor. Great eaten fresh, but also a good choice for baking, especially for tarts. Discovered in New Zealand as an accidental cross in the 1950s, and it was so good they decided to cultivate it.
Crisp and sweet, perfect for eating fresh. Also has a wonderful aromatic smell. Developed in Japan, it is a cross between two American varieties. The most popular apple in Japan and getting close in China, it hovers at #4 or #5 in popularity in America. Often the first choice for making apple chips.
White flesh that is slow to brown, good for salads. Can have beautifully patterned skin. Taste will remind you of classic lunchbox apple slices. Also used for baking, although doesn’t hold together well. Invented in New York.
Was in development at Cornell University from 1945 all the way until 1966! We hope they feel satisfied with the final version. Does not bruise easily, making it ideal for taking on the go. Good for applesauce, among other uses.
Soft flesh makes it a top choice for baking, but they’re also great fresh, especially if you have sensitive teeth. Invented in New York in the 1920s. Close cousin of the Macintosh, another favorite baking apple. Can have a beautifully dark almost-purple skin.
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There are tons more varieties you can find at City Feed throughout the year: Macintosh, Gala, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Crispin (aka Mutsu), Jonagold, and Wagner, to name a few. What’s your favorite?