Welcome to fall!
Our apple line-up this weekend includes the following:
Dolgo: great for making jelly
Firecracker: red-fleshed and more delicious than usual this year because it’s somewhat less astringent. Good for jelly, also for cider.
Hybernal: a quite tart and old-fashioned variety
Centennial: pleasant, sweet little crabapples that I included this week since they cook down so quickly for sauce or apple butter
Paula Red: for fans of Macintosh, a bit tart
Williams Pride: if you can get past its thick skin, it has an amazing watermelon bubble gum flavor
Chestnut: a U of M release and a pleasant, crunchy, sweet-tart little apple
Zestar!: they’re a bit tart this year even though they colored up quite nicely. A firmer texture too, this year.
Ginger Gold: Sweet and crunchy and juicy, a real crowd pleaser
SweeTango: perhaps the world’s most perfect eating apple? A cross between Honeycrisp and Zestar!, it has the explosive crispness of Honeycrisp with a fabulous flavor that balances