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Which kind of Apple is for me?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I don't know my apple types well so here's what I'm looking for:

  • Soft skin (most seem to have a thick skin)
  • Creamy texture (most seem to be crunchy)
  • Not tart (mostly green but a few reds now it seems)

I used to buy some organic apples that met this criteria but they weren't labelled, the supermarket stopped carrying them, and then I moved away so no hope of finding them again sadly. However, it proves that my apple exists! So what's my apple?

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on September 08, 2012
at 07:38 AM

What about eating an old Mac computer? Does that count...?

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on September 08, 2012
at 04:58 AM

fuji may be too tart/crisp for you

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on September 08, 2012
at 03:07 AM

Macintosh apples taste like autumn in new England. :)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on September 08, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Yes to macintosh. I love the soft skin/creamy texture. Perfect.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on September 07, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Same here. Granny Smith or GTFO.

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

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on September 07, 2012
at 08:22 PM

This is what I think you are describing, too. They are soft-skinned, juicy and mild in the first month or two off the tree, then the skins can start to toughen as they are stored and they get kind of "blah."

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

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on September 07, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Just say no to Red Delicious. Terrible, pithy, mushy apples. . .

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

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on September 07, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Best apple out there, bar none. Great for cooking and stores a long time, too.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on September 07, 2012
at 05:23 PM

+1 for MacIntosh apples. Totally underrated. Light, easy to bite through skin, super creamy and silk flesh, and well balanced taste. Also bakes really well.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 07, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Gala are crispy, not mushy.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:40 PM

I eat pears too but they have a few problems. First, they're hard to ripen. Second, they don't last as long. Third, they don't have as much quercetin.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:39 PM

You mean Fuji? Haven't seen Jonathan before. Will see if I can find either anyway. Thanks!

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Good suggestion. Will see if I can find it.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Wouldn't that be Red Delicious?

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:34 PM

A pear is your apple.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on September 07, 2012
at 03:30 PM

McIintosh fit your description perfectly. Harder to find, though.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on September 08, 2012
at 07:38 AM

What about eating an old Mac computer? Does that count...?

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on September 08, 2012
at 03:07 AM

Macintosh apples taste like autumn in new England. :)

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

(3924)

on September 07, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Best apple out there, bar none. Great for cooking and stores a long time, too.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on September 08, 2012
at 03:06 AM

Yes to macintosh. I love the soft skin/creamy texture. Perfect.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on September 07, 2012
at 05:23 PM

+1 for MacIntosh apples. Totally underrated. Light, easy to bite through skin, super creamy and silk flesh, and well balanced taste. Also bakes really well.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:33 PM

A ripe Golden Delicious. Everything you want in an apple, I loathe -- I've learned to never eat a Golden Delicious, so it's probably right up your alley.

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

(3924)

on September 07, 2012
at 08:22 PM

This is what I think you are describing, too. They are soft-skinned, juicy and mild in the first month or two off the tree, then the skins can start to toughen as they are stored and they get kind of "blah."

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on September 07, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Good suggestion. Will see if I can find it.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 07, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Same here. Granny Smith or GTFO.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on September 07, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Golden Delicious is sweet and mild. I tend to prefer tart apples, though. Here is a nice reference to different varieties of apples and their uses.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 07, 2012
at 04:05 PM

Rome and Red Delicious fit your criteria.

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:27 PM

I thought Fugi or Jonathan from your description. It's hard to tell about texture, since unless we pick them it's hard to tell how long they've been off the tree. They seem to get much softer, creamier with time.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on September 07, 2012
at 03:39 PM

You mean Fuji? Haven't seen Jonathan before. Will see if I can find either anyway. Thanks!

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on September 08, 2012
at 04:58 AM

fuji may be too tart/crisp for you

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Ba99a15e6bf870b81286791617050593

(671)

on September 08, 2012
at 12:32 PM

Pink ladies.

OR: Macbook Pro with Retina display: "We wanted this MacBook Pro to have a screen as vivid as your imagination." See, its inspiration stems from our primordial brain design. Very paleo.

But in all honesty go with a pink lady. Infrequently tart. As far as creamy texture, try putting any apple in the fridge for a day or two. They seem to lose their crunch after a day or two. You can also try tapping the apple while holding it up to your ear. The more 'taut' it sounds, the crunchier it's going to be.

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3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

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on September 08, 2012
at 06:34 AM

Lady Alice. They are kind of hard to find, but meet the all the criteria.

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B6721db1255c79e518364439a57241a8

on September 07, 2012
at 04:14 PM

I was going say Gala Apple too

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27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on September 07, 2012
at 03:48 PM

You may like Gala apples. They seem to meet your criteria.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on September 07, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Gala are crispy, not mushy.

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98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

on September 07, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Soft skin and creamy texture => don't know th name but get the really dark red ones.

B6114a1980b1481fb18206064f3f4a4f

(3924)

on September 07, 2012
at 08:19 PM

Just say no to Red Delicious. Terrible, pithy, mushy apples. . .

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on September 07, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Wouldn't that be Red Delicious?

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