Apple usage guide

What is the best apple variety for baking? For use in salads? How about fresh as a snack? Find your favourite apple variety below and see how best to use it.

Apple varieties

Taste profile

Fresh

Salads

Pie

Sauce

Baking

Ambrosia

Sweet, low acid, crisp

 

 

 

Cortland

Mild, sweet and crisp

 

 

Crispin

Sweet and firm

Empire

Slightly tart, juicy and crisp

 

 

Fuji

Super-sweet and crisp

 

 

 

Gala

Sweet, fragrant and crisp

 

 

 

Golden Delicious

Sweet mellow and crisp

 

Honeycrisp

Sweet, juicy and crisp

 

 

 

 

Idared

Tart and keeps flavour when baked

 

Jonagold

Tangy-sweet crisp

 

McIntosh

Mildly tart, juicy but sweetens as it ripens

Northern Spy

Sweet and crisp

 

 

Red Delicious

Sweet and crisp

 

 

 

 

Spartan

Slightly tart and crisp