Know your apples: The spectrum of apple flavors

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Anonymous said...

Saved to my iPhone for future reference. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

the only one i like is granny smith ha ha..

Anonymous said...

granny smith for the win!

Anonymous said...

missing a lot of good apples... i'm mad

Anonymous said...

Yea the best apple is Granny Smith hands down.

Anonymous said...

This chart, without the Macintosh, is useless

Anonymous said...

macintosh is clearly the best. although a tip of the hat to granny smith, a good runner up.
tart apples ftw

CalicoJenn said...

fujis are the best! no competition!

sam curtis said...

Honey Crisps are far superior to any apple. If you have never had one I would recommend you get one now.

Anonymous said...

damn, for real, Im the only one that loves the golden delicious? Best fresh apple ever!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who says Granny Smith is the best has clearly never tasted a Honey Crisp apple. By far the best type of apple available to humans.

Anonymous said...

Are there apples not available to humans? Some sort of secret species the animal kingdom has been hiding from us? Also, I gotta agree with the granny smith camp, great out of hand and they make the best pies.

Benny Lava said...

No Macs and no Cortlands? Is this some kinda apple chart for people who don't care about eating good apples?

Anonymous said...

What about the Bramley

Anonymous said...

I agree with Benny Lava. Cortlands are where it's at.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE HONEY CRISP APPLES!! And pink lady apples. Just began getting Gala apples. I'll try fiji next!

Anonymous said...

Stumbled Upon this and can't hit like enough times!!
Great chart. Fuji FTW

Anonymous said...

Where the hell are the Macintosh?

Anonymous said...

I thought Granny Smith was a sweet person! Not a tart one!

lil lulz said...

Rome apples are the best

Anonymous said...

All of the people touting Granny Smith have obviously never had a Honey Crisp. If they had, they'd have dropped that old tart in favor of what is clearly the best apple on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Jonagold and Gala are the best.

Anonymous said...

pink lady has been my favourite for years :) it's so delicious

Anonymous said...

It's McIntosh. Looks like Apple has forever influenced the misspelling of the yummy McIntosh with their "Macs"...

Anonymous said...

Honey Crisp, Gala and Pink Ladies always work for me. Strange that they're on such different places in the chart!

LivingFire said...

I'm a fuji girl through and through!

Anonymous said...

Fuji is not sweet - the way I read that chart its indicating Fuji as the sweetest.

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Anonymous said...

Cool chart!

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Anonymous said...

Jazz apples are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. They're usually a little more expensive than most other varieties, but worth it.

Anonymous said...

All those apples are types that are listed as "sweet" a.k.a. eating apples.

There's no mention of "sharp" or cooking apples, or bitter sweet and bitter sharp apples which are known as "cider apples" (where "cider" is the fermented beverage and not just cloudy apple juice like some of the good people of the US (mistakenly) call cider).....

Anonymous said...

granny smith is by far the best :)

Anonymous said...

Best apples are in Quebec in September,sweet,juicy,tart and firm

Anonymous said...

Pink Pearl and Black Twig are amazing. Black twig crispest and tartest apples I have ever had.

Anonymous said...

Red delicious = NOT delicious

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ. A red delicious in season (and the season is short) is super-crisp and perfectly tart and sooo delicious.

Anonymous said...

If you've never had a Nittany Apple you have never experienced the sweet tart crunch of the best apple ever.

Anonymous said...

Why is this graph even in a circle? The progression from sweetness to tartness ends and just starts over again. There's no cycle.

Anonymous said...

What is it with all these granny smith lovers? They are by far my least favourite apple, I'd go with any red one any day (or even yellow for that matter).

Anonymous said...

No love for Ambrosia?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"What is it with all these granny smith lovers?"

Agreed, what is this, 1975? My favorite is honey crisp, because they taste exactly like they sound.

Anonymous said...

I personally love the golden delicious. Granny Smith are too tart for me but golden delicious is the perfect medium between tart and sweet.

Anonymous said...

Real shame there's no bramley there. The only serious contender for a proper cooking apple.

Anonymous said...

i thought there were 2 kinds, red and green...

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous! Why is nobody voting for Braeburns? :(

Anonymous said...

I just cannot believe nobody has picked Cameo, not only great in flavor, but texture is soooo much better.

Anonymous said...

Pippins or is it pippens are my favorite but I don't see them around anymore.

Anonymous said...

Its missing the best of them all...AMBROSIA
I feel like macintosh should be on there too. Its kinda hard to ignore...

Anonymous said...

I don't trust this chart.

Andrew said...

This chart is pretty useless to me, since there are SO many other attributes that make a great apple (crispness, juiciness, and how long it stays fresh).

The Cameo is the only apple I've had that is consistently good in all those regards.

Anonymous said...

Northern Spy is more tart than a Granny smith! In fact, I bought some for my grandma once at a fruit market and the lady asked if I was making a pie, I said they were for eating. She gave me this look and said that Northern Spys were too tart to eat raw. I just laughed.

Anonymous said...

Custard apples, all the way.

John said...

I dont know what apple it was . But I was driving thru west virginia last fall on my way from Dallas to NYC and I stopped at farmers market in the hill country . Bought this huge apple red in color but not to red and not a glossy skin. but this thing was as big as grapefruit and it was so suclulant and juicy , and super sweet. It was also crisp

VanderbiltWife said...

Anyone who DOESN'T know HoneyCrisp is far superior to any apple will be very happy to stumble upon one. :) The BEST. The umami of apples.

Dave said...

on the internet no one can hear you scream

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

What a fantastic chart. I'm terrible at remembering what apple is good for what. I usually only buy one kind of apple~The Gala.

Anonymous said...

What???? No Mcintosh Apples on your list??? Or Courtland, Spy or Empire.

Not a very complete listing.

kw said...

Red Delicious good for pies? I have NEVER heard that. Granny Smith's are good for pies, but too tart for me to eat fresh. For a good mix of sweet and tart, both for baking and eating fresh, I like the Jonagold.

Anonymous said...

Macoun?

Anonymous said...

Pippins made the best juice I've ever had.

Anonymous said...

A vote here for Granny Smith - the only one I like!

Anonymous said...

Macintosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, and Winesap are missing...

Anonymous said...

I'm from WV so I have to give it up for the Golden Delicious. And the Cameo, which hasn't been getting much love in the comments.

Anonymous said...

Granny Smith's were always my favorite UNTIL I tried a Honey Crisp...YUM

Anonymous said...

Pink ladies are pretty good too. They are basically granny smith apples with a subtle sweetness. Plus they are pink. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Why is there an asterisk after the pink lady?

Anonymous said...

Hey look! There's a squirrel!

Anonymous said...

Totally useless with out Macs and Cortlands which are devine!

Anonymous said...

Honeycrisp apples are like sex for the first time, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Anonymous said...

No one's mentioned Pacific Rose yet. Come on guys! Not as good as a Honeycrisp, Jazz, or Ambrosia apple, but still among the best.

Anonymous said...

YAAAYYYY Macoun!!!!

Washing machine repair said...

most of the apples on this list are hybrids , and is lacking the absolute best apples for pie on the spectrum. spy and macintosh you should know your apples better before making a chart. most of the ones on this list that are recommended for pie are not dense enough and will make for really mushy pie filling

Anonymous said...

Granny smiths for the win.

Anonymous said...

honey crisps are so chronic. never heard of it but tried one the other day, so dank.

Richard said...

This is awesome. I didn't even know half of these existed.

Nik said...

Only Granny Smith's

shapewear said...

Pink Pearl and Black Twig are amazing. Black twig crispest and tartest apples I have ever had.

Anonymous said...

Where are the macs? That's the only apple I ever eat!

Anonymous said...

If you haven't heard of them, look up Jazz apples. By far the best ever.

Anonymous said...

Pacific Rose...best apple no question about it...:)

Anonymous said...

I'm from Washington, the apple capital of the world. And Honey Crisp apples are by far the best. They're crisp and not too sweet. And in season, they're pretty cheap.

Anonymous said...

id go for granny smith

Beka said...

Granny Smith <3

Anonymous said...

fuji and honeycrisp =) honeycrisp is the best, so juicy and crispy!

Anonymous said...

vuddabout elstar?

Anonymous said...

This is all wrong, I have been in the Apple Industry for over 10 years, and the order is completely messed up, honeycrisp is by far the sweetest, followed by fuji then jonagold, jonagolds are almost exactly the same as honeycrisp except they average a much larger size and dont have quite the crispness of a honey, fuji's have more of a mellow sweet taste, and galas are almost melon'y flavored.

Anonymous said...

Um, yeah. Gala apples are the best in my opinion. Hard like Granny but very sweet.

Anonymous said...

agreed, honeycrisp is DEFINITELY the sweetest, and most delicious!

Anonymous said...

honey crisp for days

Anonymous said...

Pink ladies are soooo tasty. They are definitely my favorite.

tony funny guy said...

Fuji apples ftw! I love those.

Anonymous said...

you forgot MACINTOSH. The best apple in the world... fools.

Jennifer @ Savory Simple said...

Great list!

obvious apple expert said...

i discovered honey crisp late last year and haven't had any other type of apple since. by far the best apple out there, true to its name, this apple is the perfect mix between sweet and tartness. studies agree that honey crisp is becoming a new best-seller among apples, everyone should definitely give it a try.

Anonymous said...

If no ones gonna say it then I'm going to,
DOES NOBODY LIKE THE EMPIRE?? Best apples ever man! <3

Anonymous said...

woah woah woah woah. clearly this chart needs JAZZ APPLES. they are soo delicious and crunchy

Anonymous said...

What the, how can they put pink lady's on the tart side?? They freaking taste like cotton candy.

Anonymous said...

some are heirloom, some are household names... this is a good idea, but not done very well.

Anonymous said...

fujis are no doubt the best i've tasted em all fresh!!!!

Anonymous said...

although it depends on how u like it:)

Jennifer said...

I have had honey crisps and they were NO where near as sweet and juicy as the Fuji' i have had. Fujis are with out a doubt the single best apple ever!

Anonymous said...

I endorse gala apples

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Honey Crisp this, Honey Crisp that! I discovered a new yellow apple variety and it makes Honey Crisp taste like dog food! I'm bringing it to market - Just wait a few more years... ;)

Anonymous said...

Tastes like: Caramelled cotton candy, but not too sweet, with marshmallow, cream and vanilla, and everything else that is good... somewhat melting on the tongue! Mmmmm!!!

Anonymous said...

granny smith tastes like old people balls

Anonymous said...

Then quit licking her twat.

becca said...

I agree with Jennifer. Fuji apples are my favorite. I live in Washington apple country so, we get really frsh and crispy apples.

I do love Granny Smith apples in my chicken salad though. :)

Daniel White said...

Never knew there was so many types of apples.

Roger said...

Not shown is the wonderful Winesap.

Anonymous said...

so, where's the Stayman (a.k.a. "Winesap)?

Sippin Syrup said...

There are much more than 12 varieties of apples. Those are very too industrial for me

Relaxation Beverage said...

Interesting...I like the icons for recommended uses...I wonder what the best apple for pies is? I know that I've never had a store-bought pie that could hold a candle to my Mom's apple pie :)

Tifaine said...

our family go apple picking in the NC mountains every year. This will def. be used this year! Thanks

Android apps developer said...

What the, how can they put pink lady's on the tart side?? They freaking taste like cotton candy. clearly this chart needs JAZZ APPLES. they are soo delicious and crunchy...

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Anonymous said...

For those interested in one of the best tasting apples try the new SweeTango variety. This variety was engineered by the same University of MN group that developed the Honey Crisp. A very crisp, crunchy apple with the perfect balance of sweet and tart....try them!
www.sweetango.com

Anonymous said...

LOL I typed, in Google, "What is the crunchiest, tastiest apple?" and found this site and all your comments. I "still" don't know which one to try first! I just don't like the kind that taste mushy and tasteless. Maybe it would help to know what kind THAT is, so I can avoid buying them!

Anonymous said...

where do pinova apples fit???

Mark said...

Where do you think Goldrush apples would fall on this chart. I think it's just an apple from Ohio?

Anonymous said...

AGREED!

Anonymous said...

Apparently some kind of "Apple" apple, LOL!

libbybug said...

I cannot STAND super sweet apples. Ugh! Honey Crisp and Cripps Pink (not on here) are by far the best!

Anonymous said...

Honeycrisp is the best apple! So sweet, firm, juicy and bursting with flavor. It's like the candy, that's not! Pink Lady is good too. I like any apple that is real crisp, firm and sweet. Soft apples are gross, and fruit is supposed to be sweet, people! Come on! Honeycrisp FTW.

Anonymous said...

Envy apples and ambrosia apples neither of which are on here, are supurb

CATFIGHT! said...

Opal apples are the best! Seasonal from January to mid April.

Anonymous said...

Adams apples...

Anonymous said...

Fuji is the best! Anyone has bad gums like I do, Fuji is the only apple that doesn't cause sourness in my gum after eating. Other apples,doesn't matter how sweat it may taste, hurt my gum, which means they are tart.

Anonymous said...

these comments are mistaken as I see little love for Gala apples despite them being the best tasting apples on the planet. sweet, SUPER FRESH, yet crunchy.

fuji is subpar.
i think pink ladies always look the best. they rarely have bruises.

Anonymous said...

honeycrisp...pink ladies get my vote..

Anonymous said...

Granny Smith and I have a thing

Anonymous said...

This list is stupid because it suggests that every apple has a fixed amount of tartness + sweetness, when in fact some apples are tart AND sweet while others might be totally bland lacking both tartness and sweetness. Honeycrisps are quite sweet, much more so than the chart implies, while offering a nice amount of tartness to brighten it up. Fujis, on the other hand, are quite sweet but lack any tartness making them taste rather flat and boring. Ambrosias are also quite good, but they can be hit and miss in my experience.

Anonymous said...

YOU CAN GROWN YOUR OWN APPLE TREE!

: )

Anonymous said...

The comments here remind me of why I find humans so annoying and lacking in logic. Over and over again people here keep stating what the "best apple" is, with many comments suggesting there is something wrong with anyone who does not like what they do. Asinine people. Can't you people comprehend that not everyone has the same preferences and what tastes good too you does not taste good to EVERYONE. I personally hate Honeycrisps. I only like really tart apples and my favorites are fresh Pippins, which I enjoy the flavor and texture of much more than Granny Smith, but Pippins very hard to find these days.

Anthony Nicholson said...

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Anonymous said...

Anyone else think Honeycrisps are overrated? I've only tried one, and perhaps it wasn't a good one. It literally tasted like slightly sweetened perfume water. Seriously...perfume! Yuck! I prefer Pink Ladies, Jazz, and even a (good) Red Delicious.

Anonymous said...

No pie for braeburn? Really? I think it's better in pie then granny smith. And why are nearly all the apples on this chart red?

Anonymous said...

Ambrosia rocks! And dont forget about the Kiku! Less know but very sweet!!

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