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Old 10-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #51
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While I recognize that "I just go with what my mom / my family / the people where I grew up liked" is perfectly fine for less impactful decisions like ketchup, peanut butter, and religion -- I think we need to recognize that apples are more serious. You need to shake off inertia bias and become your own person.


In my own words, I think the rankings go like this:

1. Honeycrisp
2. Well, what the fuck kind DO we have??? (i.e. multi-way tie)


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Old 10-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #52
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While I recognize that "I just go with what my mom / my family / the people where I grew up liked" is perfectly fine for less impactful decisions like ketchup, peanut butter, and religion -- I think we need to recognize that apples are more serious. You need to shake off inertia bias and become your own person.


In my own words, I think the rankings go like this:

1. Honeycrisp
2. Well, what the fuck kind DO we have??? (i.e. multi-way tie)

Yup, I pretty much agree.

Starting about 2-3 years ago I moved to almost a literal "apple a day" routine. I still eat 3-4 apples a week. I tried a lot of apples at the time.

I agree with the above scale except with the modification of:

1. Honeycrisp



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2. Cripps Lady Pink

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3. Whatever else is around.

Lady Pink is not as good as Honeycrisp, but it has similar traits and tends to be better than the others.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #53
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While I recognize that "I just go with what my mom / my family / the people where I grew up liked" is perfectly fine for less impactful decisions like ketchup, peanut butter, and religion -- I think we need to recognize that apples are more serious. You need to shake off inertia bias and become your own person.

I have yet to taste an apple any better than a Red Delicious fresh off the orchard tree. I've tried many, nothing beats that taste, sweetness, and texture. You can blame it on whatever you want, but I've eaten a ton of apples (and pies) in my life, and that is my preference.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:01 PM   #54
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I will admit that a Granny Smith sliced and sauteed and added to a grilled cheese on toasted sourdough is pretty fucking sick.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #55
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I have yet to taste an apple any better than a Red Delicious fresh off the orchard tree. I've tried many, nothing beats that taste, sweetness, and texture. You can blame it on whatever you want, but I've eaten a ton of apples (and pies) in my life, and that is my preference.

I'm just being entertaining for effect, sorry if you're the guy in the crossfire, nothing personal.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #56
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Caramel apples or Candy Apples?

I much prefer Caramel.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #57
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Caramel for sure. The kind rolled in nuts, or if the option is available just cut up and dipped in the stuff.

I'm gonna have to grab a few more honeycrisps and get down with those and some of that sweet, sweet caramel.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #58
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #59
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Caramel for sure. The kind rolled in nuts, or if the option is available just cut up and dipped in the stuff.

Every year my wife offers to make caramel apples and it sounds like a great idea every time. However, they're really just a pain to eat. Any after the first day have to be refrigerated and then have to sit out for like an hour before they aren't hard as a rock. Even on that first day, you have the whole sticky chin problem as a full apple on a stick is just not a natural shape to eat.

We've gone to making caramel apple slices. Higher caramel:apple ratio and a lot less of a pain to eat.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #60
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I like apple slices with peanut butter on them. The taste of apple + peanut butter = win.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #61
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #62
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HoneyCrisp...holy cow these are good. Sought them out at the local store. I can't imagine Kate Upton sitting on my face would be much better than this.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #63
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HoneyCrisp...holy cow these are good. Sought them out at the local store. I can't imagine Kate Upton sitting on my face would be much better than this.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #64
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Guess I'll have to try HoneyCrisp if I can find them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #65
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I love Fuji apples.. can't find Honeycrisp as easily around here.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #66
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HoneyCrisp...holy cow these are good. Sought them out at the local store. I can't imagine Kate Upton sitting on my face would be much better than this.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #67
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Honey crisp or pink ladies, for sure. I wouldn't bother eating anything else anymore.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #68
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Anyone not saying Honey Crisp, hasn't had one.

When Honey Crisp are not in season, I go with the Cripps Lady Pink as they're the closest approximation.

Honey Crisp are simply hands down far better than any other apple out there.

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It's honey crisp and who gives a shit about anything else.

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:15 AM   #69
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I'm just waiting for this thread to blow up with some mad apple hate.

"Oh you're one of those Red Delicious favoring freaks? You're exactly what is wrong with this country. Stuck in the old ways- Let me guess, asshole.. You think women should be stripped of their right to vote and slavery should be re-introduced too, huh... You'd probably eat a Russet if they were still widely available, wouldn't you? What if your children grow up and start buying SweeTangos and Zestars and Honeycrisps? What are you gonna do then you bigoted, small minded prick? You can't change progress, man. This ain't your grandpas orchard!"

Suddenly we'll find that we're all be cider selves with anger for our fellow compatriots, losing just a little more of that humanity that made up the core of who we are as a species. People will be boxed by the bushel.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #70
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I went out and grabbed some honey crisps after this thread and I find them to be a little too sweet, if that's possible. I think I prefer Fujis as they're a little milder.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #71
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I tried honey crisp because of the thread too. Still not as a good as Macintosh or Granny Smith.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #72
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What are honeycrisps going for in your area? I paid roughly $1 an apple, which seems pretty high in comparison to normal apple prices.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #73
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The honeycrisp were $2.99 per pound. Macintosh were $1.88 per pound. The rest of the apples (at Acme anyway) were in the $1.69/lb to $2.99/lb range. I bought 3 and the total was $3.41, so yeah, a bit over $1 per apple.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #74
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I bought a couple of SweeTangos cuz of the thread... one will be in tomorrow's lunch bag.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #75
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I have a couple shitty apple trees. May cut them down and plant some good apple trees in the spring. Time to do some research as to what grows.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #76
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And then wait like 20 years for apples?

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #77
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And then wait like 20 years for apples?

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Actually more like 3-5 or 5-7 for dwarf trees (can't recall which), bigger ones add a couple years to the range.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #78
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And then wait like 20 years for apples?

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well, i figure I'll be here for awhile probably.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #79
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Actually more like 3-5 or 5-7 for dwarf trees (can't recall which), bigger ones add a couple years to the range.

After a bit of googling, it seems in the 3-5 range for the dwarf trees (which you buy when they are over a year old) and 7-8 for regular apple trees.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #80
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Tried out some Kiku apples last night. I guess they are a fiji variant. Really sweet, possibly the best apple I've had.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:48 PM   #81
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As with everyone else: Honeycrisps whenever possible. I've also found Keepsake apples to be a good alternative when the honeycrisps aren't in. It's another Minnesota apple that is apparently closely related to the northern spy and distantly related to the honeycrisp.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #82
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This weekend I found an orchard within driving distance that had SweeTangos and Zestars available for picking. They're still great apples.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #83
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They're starting to show back up in stores too.. I'm getting close to my annual apple freak out.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #84
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My next door neighbor has a couple apple trees and this year they grew like 8 billion apples. He brought over a couple baskets the other day and they are delicious! No idea what kind they are, but I would choose them over anything from the supermarket that I've tried.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #85
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Somehow we have this miraculous apple tree in our yard. There's an old, unpruned crabapple type tree in the yard that's just a pain. My son says, "Oh my gosh, look an apple!" when looking out the window and my wife and I were saying, "Uh-huh, yeah, wow," both thinking 'what a dunderhead, there's always apples out there.' But he runs out and comes in with this big beautiful red apple and then points out this tree on the other side of the yard which is very tall, blends in with the row of trees, but has a few really big nice apples hanging way up in the air. I can't figure out how we could have possibly missed this tree for the last six years, or if maybe it's never had any apples on it before? Bizarre.

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Old 09-24-2014, 01:15 PM   #86
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Just as I was reading this thread my mom texted me from an apple orchard. Told her to pick up some honey crisps for me.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:36 PM   #87
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I just got some honeycrisp today, but I do like me some Fuji.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:02 PM   #88
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Honeycrisp #1 with Gala a close #2... The flavor of Fuji's are good, but their consistency is usually too mushy for my taste so i stay away from them.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #89
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Pink Ladies all the way. No others are close.
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I wasn't going to bump this topic, but since someone else did, the University of Minnesota recently came up with a new variety of honeycrisp that ripens earlier in the year (August?). They haven't come up with a commercial name for it yet (I think it's MN-55 currently) and it won't be available for retail until 2018, but thought I'd put the news out for honeycrisp lovers.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #92
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My favourites are

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All are early apples, tart and don't keep for long.

The new varieties are too sweet for my liking or taste like sawdust because they've been hybridized for shipping, much like tomatoes.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #93
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HoneyCrisp...holy cow these are good. Sought them out at the local store. I can't imagine Kate Upton sitting on my face would be much better than this.

Now I like a good apple as much as anyone, but...
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I wasn't going to bump this topic, but since someone else did, the University of Minnesota recently came up with a new variety of honeycrisp that ripens earlier in the year (August?). They haven't come up with a commercial name for it yet (I think it's MN-55 currently) and it won't be available for retail until 2018, but thought I'd put the news out for honeycrisp lovers.

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Opal apples are pretty good.
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I used to think, "The redder the apple, the bedder the apple" but I'm open to new apple experiences. Imma try this honeycrisp the cool kids are talking about.
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I prefer a pink apple. Those seem to be the sweetest. Pink being a combo of red and yellow
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