Apples are unique. They differ from other foods because they’re one of the best sources of pectin, a type of fiber. Research indicates that pectin limits the cholesterol the body absorbs and may be an important link in preventing heart disease.

Developed by the University of Minnesota, Honeycrisp has bright red and pale green outer skin and a cream colored crisp yet juicy inner flesh. With a sweet yet slightly tart flavor, this variety of apple is great for salads, baking, cooking or eating as a snack.
Flavor/Texture: Crisp and juicy with a sweet and slightly tart flavor.
Availability: September through December
Red Delicious
Medium to large, elongated bright red apple with creamy yellow flesh. Red Delicious is the most popular apple in the United States.
Flavor/Texture: Medium firm and sweet.
Availability: All Year
Granny Smith
The Granny Smith was found in Australia by Marie Ana (Granny) Smith as a chance seedling growing in her garden around 1865. The Granny Smith is an excellent apple for cooking/baking and is a favorite among those who enjoy it’s crisp, tart flesh.
Flavor/Texture: Tart spicy flavor with a touch of sweetness. Firm & crisp.
Availability: All Year
Researchers at the Tohoku Research Station in Morioka, Japan, discovered the Fuji apple in 1939 by creating nearly 600 crosses of the Ralls Janet and Delicious apple varieties. They selected the Fuji as the best cross of the group, and commercially introduced the variety in 1958.
Flavor/Texture: Juicy, one of the sweetest varieties. Crisp; One of the best-keeping varieties.
Availability: October through July
The Gala is related to Golden Delicious, this apple originated in New Zealand. Sweet, Crisp. The Gala balances a rich full flavor with a vibrant yellow to red color. The flesh is yellow to cream in color. The oval shaped fruit is ideal for fresh eating and salads.
Flavor/Texture: Aromatic with a very sweet flavor and crisp and firm texture.
Availability: Mid August through June
Golden Delicious
The Golden is an all purpose apple, with flesh that stays white longer than other varieties making it ideal for baking, salads, drying and fresh eating.
Flavor/Texture: Highly aromatic, with a sweet and spritely flavor. Fruit is crisp and juicy with almost yellow, honeyed flesh.
Availability: September through August