A FOR APPLE
Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala… All types of delicious apples commonly grown in Lebanon
and enjoyed throughout the fall season. Get to know them all!
Crunchy and mildly sweet
Red Delicious is the world’s favorite snacking apple. This heart-shaped apple features a bright red and sometimes striped skin. Red Delicious is considered a good keeper by the industry. Renowned for its crunchy texture, juicy flesh and mildly sweet flavor, this tasty apple is best used for snacks, salads and fruit cups, but not suggested for pie, baking or sauce.
Place of Origin Peru, Iowa
Average ripening period End of September
Best for Apple cider
Crisp and sweet
The Golden Delicious is a perfect pick for any recipe. Sweet and mellow, this crisp apple has a tender golden skin, and its flesh stays white after slicing for longer than other apple varieties. On the other hand its skin shrivels when not kept under refrigeration. It is particularly desirable for snacking, salads, but is also good for baking, freezing and sauces.
Place of Origin Clay County, West Virginia
Average ripening period October
Best for Applesauce
Crisp and very sweet
Gala’s popularity is on the rise around the world. This apple with a thin, red-orange skin — actually red striping atop a pretty yellow background — encases aromatic, sweet, yellowish white flesh. Crisp and juicy, Gala is a good apple for eating out of hand, using in salads, and pairing with soft, mild cheeses.
Place of Origin New Zealand
Average ripening period August
Best for Eating raw and applesauce
Crunchy and super sweet
A crunchy, super-sweet and wildly juicy apple, the Fuji is a pretty apple with yellowish skin blushed with orange-red stripes, and a cream colored flesh. Renowned for its sweetness, it makes excellent sauces and toppings, but it is too juicy for baking. Fuji retains its flavor even when stored at room temperature and develops a better flavor when held in long-term storage.
Place of Origin Japan
Average ripening period End of October
Best for Eating raw
Crunchy and tart
You can’t miss this apple with its bright-green skin, hard feel, crunchy bite, and extremely tart taste. When it’s really ripe, the green skin usually has a touch of rosy red. While some savor the tartness, others prefer to cook it, which sweetens it up. It is a favorite of many pie bakers. It is also an ideal complement to savory foods such as onions and salty foods like cheese.
Place of Origin Australia
Average ripening period Mid September till mid October
Best for Baking