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View Poll Results: How do you like your apples?
Very sweet 1 2.70%
Moderately sweet 4 10.81%
Not too sweet, not too tart 6 16.22%
Moderately tart 12 32.43%
Very tart 6 16.22%
I like them all 7 18.92%
I hate apples 1 2.70%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:07 AM
 
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Typically Fuji apples for me or Gala. Honeycrisp are on the same spectrum but always so expensive where I am. I bought Granny Smith once to make an apple pie and good grief they were so tart/sour. Never again, even if the recipe calls for it. If it weren't for vanilla ice cream I probably would have had to throw the pie away.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Those are my four favorites, too. I like my apples to be very firm, sweet/tart and to crack when you bite into them.
Nothing more disappointing than a mushy apple!
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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I detest mushy apples.

Fuji is my go-to.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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I'd say Fuji.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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We donít hardly ever get Red delicious apples with any taste. I never buy them anymore. I used to love Fiji then iíve Had some bad of them too. I donít have very good luck with fresh fruit anyway.
I think Red Delicious is only good to use for decoration.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I think Red Delicious is only good to use for decoration.

LOL They are beautiful to look at, but that's all.They're now dry and flavorless, with an unappealing texture. Lucky are those of us who remember what they used to be like--alluring and delicious. Sadly, the flavor has been bred out of this apple which, surprisingly, was still the most popular in the U.S. until last year, when the Gala supplanted it.

Here in NY, the regional Empire, introduced at Cornell in 1966, is most popular. IMO, it's the perfect apple.

Oh, and it's a cross between McIntosh and...Red Delicious.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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I voted "moderately tart", although I'd say neutral/slightly tart is good for my taste too.

Cameo, Gala, and Pink Lady are my go-to varieties. Fuji is good too.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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We donít hardly ever get Red delicious apples with any taste. I never buy them anymore. I used to love Fiji then iíve Had some bad of them too. I donít have very good luck with fresh fruit anyway.
Because most of the fruit in the US has no aroma or taste. When I look at some huge frankenapples the size of baseball, I just know they will taste like cardboard.

The huge size comes from years of consumers valuing size and yield over taste and nutrition. Selective breeding of foods has caused the size to grow and the nutrient content to diminish. Sadly...
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Because most of the fruit in the US has no aroma or taste. When I look at some huge frankenapples the size of baseball, I just know they will taste like cardboard.

The huge size comes from years of consumers valuing size and yield over taste and nutrition. Selective breeding of foods has caused the size to grow and the nutrient content to diminish. Sadly...
Consumers or grocers? Larger fruit means more $ since they charge by the lb but people buy by the piece (with fruits like apple, pears, peaches, etc)
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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Fuji is my apple of choice, but honestly, I'll eat any so long as they are not moooshy.


When I bite into an apple and it's like I have a mouth full of applesauce.. That's a problem for me. I want my apples to be crisp and have snap to them.
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