Washington Apples

Received with thanks from WashingtonApples.com a box with 6 varieties of apples! The apples arrived in an impressive packing in a sturdy box. It was like an explosion of sweet smell as soon as I opened the box. The 6 varieties lay neatly arranged waiting to be bitten, chewed and relished.Apples have been always a part of my family’s diet, but I never gave notice to the varieties! Whichever looked good on the shelf was picked up. The green apple, Granny Smith, which is not available throughout the year, is hunted and brought to table during its season. Rest of the varieties often went unnoticed. This was therefore a learning experience for the whole family.

The first to come under knife was Cameo. Red colored, more fleshy, less juicy, pleasant taste. I took care to remember the taste just to compare with the next.
The Cripps Pink has a sweet tart taste, firm and crunchy flesh.  
Gala was used for the dessert and it did enhance the flavor and taste of the dessert.  
Granny Smith because of its tangy taste has a special place in our hearts.  
Honeycrisp, I now understand why it has been named so, it has a crisp and juicy inner flesh. I think I had this for the first time.
Finally the most commonly available Red Delicious. This one can be seen more frequently on my table. The classic heart shaped apple with a mild and sweet taste of its own.

Have you included apples compulsorily in your diet? I am sure you would have! Every apple has a distinct taste and flavor of its own. The fruit is so rich with food value that doctors fear it as a potential danger to their job! How many varieties have you had?

Thanks to entrepreneurial growers today markets have several varieties lined up for sale. High tech breeders are continuously experimenting to create new strains for every taste, tangy or sweet!

Washington Apples



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26 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    we take them for granted here in the states. they are all wonderful.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, those Washington apples are delicious!! Having lived in Seattle for a number of years, they were a common sight in my kitchen — and in my hand, as well!! I love them! Hope you're ready for a lovely weekend, Indrani!! Enjoy!!

  3. Jeevan says:

    Quite delicious post on apples… I have eaten only red one, but now i realize there are variety among reds. I want to taste the green.

  4. Even I buy Apples every week, but never bothered about the variety :)Ya, this is because of the entrepreneurial growers we are getting many varieties of fruits and vegetables too.

  5. Never heard of them before even though i live in Washington State ;P

  6. I know quite a few ,but not all.Thats a delicious post hehe

  7. So many varieties of apples look so delicious.Yes apple is one fruit which is in daily consumption.

  8. wowwwwww multicolour , multisize apples 🙂

  9. They look yummy and juicy… 🙂

  10. Anuja Jain says:

    Delicious Post 🙂

  11. I knew about 3-4 but two are very new for me.

  12. Escept green one, thought all different red shades are same apples in different stages of ripeness. You opened my eyes, all that red are not the same variety of apple. Happy apple tasting.

  13. Wow! That's some variety! 🙂

  14. It looks very attractive and good …!
    Are they better than our 'made in India' (grown in India) apples…?

  15. Parul says:

    I love apples and for me, an apple a day is must!
    Those pics are awesome and lucky you to see them together 🙂

  16. Fresh, ripe and juicy. Must be yummy.

  17. Not a fan of apples, but I like that first pic! 🙂

  18. By first, I mean the first pic of apples, not of the box they came in 😀

  19. nice …………everyone likes apples

  20. Mridula says:

    I want the green one.

  21. I have heared about Washington apples in CP , New Delhi what unaware what it actually looks alike . I am seeing it first time .

  22. I tried Green Apple in New York.. It's much more juicier than the orange apple…

  23. So many apples, so many colors….
    I'm hungry now!! 😛

  24. D.Nambiar says:

    I can imagine what it must have been like to open the box and see all those wonderful and fresh and absolutely attractive apples.
    I'm also sure you couldn't resist taking photographs of them. 😉

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