Apples The most
popular fruit in America, the apple is mentioned in the Bible.
Cultivated in Europe for over 2,000 years. There are more than 7000
thousand of different kinds of apples. Among them are: Baldwin, Jonathan,
McIntosh, Northern Spy, Stayman, Winesap (all-purpose apples), Newton
Pippin and Golden and Red Delicious (eating apples), Cortlands and Rome
Beauties (baking apples), Crab apples ( also called lady apples) are
descendants of early forms of today's cultivated apples. They are used for
decorations and garnishes and are traditionally placed in the suckling
pig's mouth before it is served. Crab apples are almost inedible raw, but
make excellent preserves, jellies and marmalade. Spiced crab apples are
available in jars as a meat accompaniment. Apples are available nationwide
throughout the year with the harvest movement September through March.
October is the peak
month as both fall and winter varieties become available then. Most apples
marketed from November through June are from refrigerated storage. Some
apples require a storage period to reach prime quality.
Calories 1 medium-sized apple yields about 90