So many apples, so little time.
York Imperial - only processed by Knouse Foods - is exceptionally juicy and superior
for cooking. Mother Nature created this marvel all on her own: An apple that holds
its crisp texture, while becoming mellower and sweeter tasting over time. Discovered
near York, PA, in 1820, York Imperial is unique because it is only grown commercially
and processed in the Mid-Atlantic area. For more information on the York Imperial
Discovered in Kansas in 1866, the Stayman is now favored by apple-savvy chefs and
bakers for its delicate tartness and highly pleasing flavor. Stayman apples have
a juicy, cream-colored, even yellowish flesh with a tart wine-like flavor. They
hold up well in storage and are often used as cooking and cider apples as well for
Introduced in 1942, this Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station product is a cross
between the Jonathan and Wagener apples. Idared's flavor is tangy and tart. It has
a bright red skin, and very firm texture. This apple is good for snacking and holds
its shape ideally for baking.
The first Granny Smith sprouted from a pile of apples tossed out by a southeast
Australian named "Granny" Anne Smith. One parent might have been a French Crab Apple.
Grannys are known for their extreme tart flavor and their distinctive green flesh,
which introduced American shoppers to the green apple. Granny applesauce and apple
juice is very popular. The apple can be baked as well. They’re also excellent for
snacking and salads. As you are selecting fruit, keep in mind that paler Grannys,
with a warmish cast, tend to be sweetest.
Appropriately described by its name, the Golden Delicious has a rich, juicy and
satisfying flavor. The second-most popular variety in the world, its firm white
flesh retains its shape and rich mellow flavor when baked or cooked, making it a
preferred all-purpose cooking apple. The skin is so tender that it does not require
peeling for most recipes. This apple is one that will stay white longer when cut
and therefore is great for salads. Discovered as a chance seedling in 1914 in Clay
County, West Virginia, it was originally named Mullin's Yellow Seedling. Stark Brothers
renamed it Golden Delicious, even though it is not related to Red Delicious. Most
suspect its ancestry can be traced to Golden Reinette and Grimes Golden. For more
information on the Golden Delicious click here.
Nearly solid red with a round shape, the Rome Beauty is one of the most visually
pleasing apples on earth. It is also one of the most versatile for all-around cooking
use and is considered to be the ultimate baking and cooking apple. Smooth and red
with a slightly juicy flesh, Rome Beauty's flavor grows richer when baked in a favorite
recipe and enhanced with a touch of sugar or honey.
America's favorite snacking apple and the world's most widely planted apple, Red
Delicious is mild, sweet and juicy. It is excellent for eating fresh as a snack,
in salads, when used as a garnish or in fruit trays. Red Delicious features a thin
bright red skin with a fine-grained white flesh. Introduced to the market in 1874
in Peru, Iowa, it was discovered as a chance seedling on the farm of Jesse Hiatt.
Red Delicious is a sweet treat, blended into our Premium Apple Juice.