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All of the Apples Available at the Union Square Farmers' Market, 11/12/09

AMBROSIA (British Columbia, new cultivar, sweet, not bad for eating)
AMBROSIA (British Columbia, new cultivar, sweet, not bad for eating)

This picture file is the result of a visit to the Union Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, November 12, 2009, and represents an accurate record of every apple available for sale, 30 in total. The apples are presented in alphabetical order, allowing you to quickly locate an apple by name. The caption provides information on origin, flavor, and uses. An asterisk indicates an heirloom apple of comparatively great antiquity.

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BALDWIN* (18th century, tart, best for pies and cider)
BALDWIN* (18th century, tart, best for pies and cider)
BLACK TWIG* (19th century Arkansas apple, large and extremely tart)
BLACK TWIG* (19th century Arkansas apple, large and extremely tart)
BLUSHING GOLDEN (distinctive orange-red color, keeps well in the fridge)
BLUSHING GOLDEN (distinctive orange-red color, keeps well in the fridge)
CAMEO (sweet, juicy, and crisp)
CAMEO (sweet, juicy, and crisp)
CORTLAND* (1915, Geneva, New York, firm and tart, salads)
CORTLAND* (1915, Geneva, New York, firm and tart, salads)

 

CRAB APPLE (poaching and decorations)
CRAB APPLE (poaching and decorations)
EMPIRE (like an improved Macintosh, crisp, creamy white flesh, good for eating, salads, and freezing)
EMPIRE (like an improved Macintosh, crisp, creamy white flesh, good for eating, salads, and freezing)
FUJI (crunchy and sweet, eating apple)
FUJI (crunchy and sweet, eating apple)
GALA (sweet, good for eating)
GALA (sweet, good for eating)
GOLD RUSH* (apple supposedly planted by miners in California, 1849, especially good for apple cake)
GOLD RUSH* (apple supposedly planted by miners in California, 1849, especially good for apple cake)
GOLDEN DELICIOUS (handsome yellow fruit with creamy white flesh)
GOLDEN DELICIOUS (handsome yellow fruit with creamy white flesh)

 

GRANNY SMITH* (Australia, 1850, very, very firm, very, very tart
GRANNY SMITH* (Australia, 1850, very, very firm, very, very tart
HONEYCRISP (exotic, perfumey flavor)
HONEYCRISP (exotic, perfumey flavor)
IDA RED (firm and crisp, Julia Child's favorite apple)
IDA RED (firm and crisp, Julia Child's favorite apple)
JONAGOLD (sweet and juicy)
JONAGOLD (sweet and juicy)
LADY APPLE* (France, 1600, small and very firm, traditionally served at Christmas)
LADY APPLE* (France, 1600, small and very firm, traditionally served at Christmas)
MACINTOSH* (Ontario, 1798, tart, early producer, best for eating and pies)
MACINTOSH* (Ontario, 1798, tart, early producer, best for eating and pies)

 

MACOUN (sweet and juicy, best for eating)
MACOUN (sweet and juicy, best for eating)
MUTSU (Japanese, sweet, good for eating)
MUTSU (Japanese, sweet, good for eating)
MUTSU'S MOTHER (firm and sweet, good eating)
MUTSU'S MOTHER (firm and sweet, good eating)
NEWTON PIPPIN* (18th century, piney and tart, George Washington's favorite apple)
NEWTON PIPPIN* (18th century, piney and tart, George Washington's favorite apple)
NORTHERN SPY* (New York, 1800, firm and tart, salads, baking, applesauce)
NORTHERN SPY* (New York, 1800, firm and tart, salads, baking, applesauce)
OPALESCENT (U.S.A., 1880, juicy and firm)
OPALESCENT (U.S.A., 1880, juicy and firm)

 

PINK LADY (Australia, very tart, good for cooking, cross between Golden delicious and Lady William)
PINK LADY (Australia, very tart, good for cooking, cross between Golden delicious and Lady William)
RED DELICIOUS (grainy, sweet, lifeless--don't bother)
RED DELICIOUS (grainy, sweet, lifeless--don't bother)
ROME (Ohio, 1848, mild and tart, greenish flesh, good especially for sauces and salads)
ROME (Ohio, 1848, mild and tart, greenish flesh, good especially for sauces and salads)
SUNCRISP (mellow and low key, best for eating)
SUNCRISP (mellow and low key, best for eating)
WINESAP (crisp and tart, good for baking, one of the best eating apples)
WINESAP (crisp and tart, good for baking, one of the best eating apples)
WINTER BANANA (Indiana, 1876, pale white flesh, freak-show apple)
WINTER BANANA (Indiana, 1876, pale white flesh, freak-show apple)

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