Apple Identification Chart- Tart Or Sweet, Cooking Or Eating

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Apple Identification Chart

Tart Or Sweet, Cooking Or Eating

This chart is very handy for identifying apples you may be picking from the orchards this apple season.  I use to be able to remember what was good for cooking, baking and eating.  What happened?   It seems that the orchards have such a bigger selection now.  No longer can you expect just your basic red delicious, mac or golden delicious.   Now there is Empire, Galas, Paula Reds, Honey Crisp, Golden Crisp and on and on.

Though some are similar, there is a definite difference in certain kinds of apples and therefore if you are new to cooking or baking with them,  or you just want a refresher,  this chart will help you.    The chart shows the apple name,what it looks like, it's level of sweet or tartness and if it is a cooking, eating or baking apple.

I recently made some apple filling and preserved it in my canning jars for the pantry.  I used Paula Reds and Golden Crisps.  The Golden Crisp is not on this list , but it is like a golden delicious and honey crisp.  The flavor is amazing.  They are a mild tartness and are great for eating.   In baking & cooking they act like a Granny Smith , where they hold up well and their tartness really accents the sugar your recipe will call for.


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26 thoughts on “Apple Identification Chart- Tart Or Sweet, Cooking Or Eating”

  1. Planning on doing some fall baking so this information will come in handy. Thank you.

  2. This is such a useful chart. I remember going to an apple orchard to pick my own apples, and not sure which ones were best for what.

  3. That's great info! I go into the store and my mind boggles. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GET!!!! Well, now I'll have some semblance of a clue.

  4. Awesome love this chart I always get the same granny smiths because I;m scarred to venture off into an unknown apple.

  5. This is a great start, but there are so many more varieties too...a lot of the trees we have aren't even on this list!

  6. I wish I had seen this before going picking yesterday! Doh! 🙂 (Though I went knowing I was going to stock up on Gala, for personal eating and for an Apple Crisp beer I am making!)

  7. Thank you posting this I am always wanting to no the different apples and what they are used for

  8. This is a terrific way to make sure that I get the right apples for a recipe and I really like this detailed chart that lets me know this. Really great gadget to follow!

  9. This is a great printable! I always wonder what apple to use for what. I usually like the crisper apples!

  10. This will be helpful when my family and I go apple picking in a couple of months. I love fresh apple baked goods!

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