The apple is one of the most cultivated fruits known for its high yields. Apples come in mainly yellow, green and pink and red colours. The largest producers of apples are the U.S., China, France, Italy, and Turkey. They can be eaten fresh or cooked in various ways. Apples provide vitamins A and C, carbohydrates, and fibre.
Red Delicious is a heart shaped and brightly red sometimes stripped apple. This variety is sweet and is a good candidate for juice extraction.
Braeburn is one of the most popular apples with a sweet- tart taste. Braeburn apples are thought to be a cross between Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith. Its colour is a red/orange vertical streak and a yellow-green flesh.
The color of this apple is green. It is extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile. Good-quality Granny Smith apples will be firm with smooth and clean skin. Once cut, Granny Smith apples keep their colour more than other varieties. Granny Smith is native to Australia.
A cross between the Red delicious X Ralls Janet,. This crisp, sweet, fruity, juicy, aromatic and slightly sub acid fruit with outstanding texture makes it an excellent fresh eating apple. It has a longer shelf life than most of the varieties. This variety was introduced into the world market in 1962 and was created at a Japanese Research Station.
Royal Gala is an absolute favorite for fresh eating. It is heart-shaped with distinctive yellow-orange skin with red striping and the aromatic and sweet smell are its trademark.. Gala is just the right size for snacking and is great in salads. Good for baking and very good in applesauce. The Royal Gala is native to New Zealand and is a cross between Coxs Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious. When mature is is yellow with red stripes. The fruit is firm, juicy, fine textured with a yellow white flesh.
This is a yellow skinned apple with white flesh and sweet crisp flavor. it retains its shape and rich, mellow flavor when baked or cooked. Golden Delicious is very good in fresh salads and freezes well. Its flesh also stays white longer that any of the other varieties. Other uses for Golden Delicious are : salads, pies, sauces, baking and it freezes well.