Learn all about apples! From the benefits of apples, when apples are in season, how to pick apples, and even delicious apple recipes.
How many types of apples are there?
Other popular Apples are Red Delicious, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious! Apples TOP the list of produce contaminated with pesticides. Before we switched to only organic apples, we enjoyed Jazz apples; they DO have organic available in select areas! You can do many things with apples, from baking, pureeing, frying, juicing, or even making apple chips.
Apples are a great first food for babies, too, as making baby food from apples is so quick & easy! If you can, always leave the peel on your apples. When peeling your apples, you lose all the fiber and antioxidants you just “removed.”
FACT: Apples are a great source of fiber, 1 medium apple has 4.4 grams of dietary fiber. PLUS, they also have 195mg of Potassium!
When is apple season?
Apple season is year-round for the grocery store thanks to the many varieties worldwide. For picking, Apple’s peak season is September through November.
How to store apples
Apples can be stored on the counter or in the refrigerator. We prefer to enjoy our apples cold and keep them refrigerated. Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature.
How long does it take to grow an apple tree?
If you were to plant today, you would see your first apples in 4-5 years!
How to pick apples
Carefully look at each apple, ensuring there are no breaks in the skin (which can harbor bacteria) and no bruising. In short, you want a blemish-free apple.
What are the best apples for baking?
Our top pick for baking apples would be Granny Smith since it pairs so well with sweets and gives a nice balance with its tart flavor. See our post, Best Apples for Baking, for even more ideas.
Can you freeze apples?
We recommend washing, slicing, and freezing apples on a cookie sheet or tray. Spray with a little lemon to prevent browning, too! Add the frozen apples to a zip bag and freeze. You can also freeze them whole with the skin on. Just wash, dry, and remove the cores. The best uses for them would be cooked, like applesauce, cobbles, or pies.
Best way to enjoy apples
Wash and enjoy or try one of these delicious apple recipes below.
- Jewish Apple Cake
- Homemade Apple Cider
- Vegan Caramel Apples using Date Caramel
- Chocolate Covered Apples – Vegan – Allergy Friendly
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Apple Banana Smoothie