Wikipedia lists 31 common cultivars of Apple and I've only tried a small handful of them--maybe 8 or so. But I'm already quite biased in the apples I like and dislike. Much of that is probably due to growing up in Toledo, Ohio not far from MacQueen's Orchard.
Every fall we'd get copious amounts of recently picked Jonathon Apples. As a result, I'm pretty picky about the size, texture, firmness, and taste of the apples I eat. Sadly, I can't find a good source for Jonathon apples in the Bay Area. Know where I can find some?
For whatever reason, Whole Foods carries some excellent Fuji Apples from New Zealand that are in season for a sizable chunk of the year. Today I noticed that they have some organic Jonagold (a cross between Jonathon and Golden Delicious) apples in stock. I got a few and was thrilled to find that they're excellent. The Jonagolds are lager than Jonathons but have a very similar taste and feel. They're now on my short list.
Once in a great while I crave the taste of a good Granny Smith Apple, but it's hard to find really crisp ones without the terribly thick skin that many varieties have.
What's your favorite apple?
Posted by jzawodn at September 18, 2005 09:50 PM