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#1 Old 04-05-2006, 06:37 AM
 
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Which apple variety is the sweetest? Honeycrisp? Fuji? Tell me what you think?



Based on my taste test, Honeycrisp and Fuji apples are the sweetest apples I have eaten. However, does anyone know of a different variety that is sweeter?



Also, I would like for people to share their technique on getting your apple juice clear instead of cloudy. Allowing it to soak thru some type of cloth is the only idea I have. Cheese cloth or sprout bags are not even close to giving me the filtration power I need.



I can get my pineapple juice to be clear by filtering it through a fine mesh strainer several times, however, my apple juice remains cloudy. I will keep working on it until I perfect it.
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#2 Old 04-05-2006, 06:44 AM
 
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This place seems to know a lot about apples and they have a forum. Maybe they can help you out. I personally only buy/eat red delicious.

http://www.allaboutapples.com/index.htm

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~Wonder, thanks for your reply. I appreciate the link.



Just so everyone knows why I put this thread in raw food, it is because I am looking to use apple juice as a natural raw sweetener.



Oh, and I think I might start using coffee filters to get clear apple juice. Anyone else have any other ideas?
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#4 Old 04-05-2006, 07:05 AM
 
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No problem.

According to that site Red Gold would be the apple you want.

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Description: This one gets a blue ribbon for being the sweetest tasting apple ever developed. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.

Don't know how easy they are to find though.

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Red Gold are seasonal and it appears as though I can not get them at this time. They are probably the sweetest though. For now I am going with Fuji or Honeycrisp because I have access to them during most of the year. As soon as I can get Red Gold, I will try those.
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#6 Old 04-05-2006, 01:01 PM
 
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I've always found Honeycrisp to be the sweetest
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Pink Lady.
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#8 Old 04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
 
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I think Gala apples are pretty sweet.
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#9 Old 04-05-2006, 03:45 PM
 
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Fuji have always been my favorite
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#10 Old 04-05-2006, 05:33 PM
 
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There's a Washington variety called "RedGold" that I've found to be quite sweet. If you get into English apples, then there are a ton more, even one *called* "English Sweet".



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#11 Old 04-05-2006, 05:37 PM
 
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Honeycrisp and Fuji are the sweetest I've had.
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#12 Old 04-06-2006, 09:54 PM
 
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Granny Smith are the sweetest I've found, but they're more suited to pies. They're the green ones. I swear by gala apples though for snacking/smoothies! YUM! Sadly, they just went up to $1.99 a pound at my grocer.
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#13 Old 04-06-2006, 10:16 PM
 
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i know wholefoods.com has a list of apples and what they are best for (baking, plain, etc) and their sweetness and stuff. it's a great site for all information.
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#14 Old 04-07-2006, 10:04 AM
 
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Hm..that's funny, I would never have put Granny Smiths on a list of sweetest apples. I enjoy them, but have always found them to be a bit tart.

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#15 Old 04-07-2006, 02:01 PM
 
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Fuji and Empire are really sweet (and I also like them, since they're medium to large in size).
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#16 Old 04-07-2006, 02:34 PM
 
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Granny smiths are more tart than sweet, sorry. I just knew there was something about them that they were known for. I tend to get my sour, tart, sweet, what have you mixed up.
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Pink Lady, but I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples.
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#18 Old 04-07-2006, 07:23 PM
 
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Fugi is my favorite sweet apple. And yes, put some cheese cloth inside your strainer. I press a quart everyday for my hubby..............that's the only thing I've done.
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Fuji have always been my favorite







same.
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but I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples.



Now *that* is a crying shame.



<<eats a whole lot of apples.

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#21 Old 04-07-2006, 11:41 PM
 
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Definitely Fuji, at least in my opinion, followed by Gala.
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Hm..that's funny, I would never have put Granny Smiths on a list of sweetest apples. I enjoy them, but have always found them to be a bit tart.

Yep... Which is why they're the best. Apples should have some kick.
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I've found Chinese fuji to be quite sweet.
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#24 Old 04-11-2006, 05:15 PM
 
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Does anyone know when "Red Gold" is in season?
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I think Gala apples are pretty sweet.





Hahaha, I love love loveeeee Gala apples. Oh, so good. To me a Gala apple is all apples in one. It's sweet and tart. Gala is my favorite. I really don't even eat any other kind. Well, I'll eat red delicous every blue moon, but it's not my Gala.
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#26 Old 05-12-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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Pink Lady apples are very very sweet yet really expensive... at least in brooklyn
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#27 Old 05-12-2006, 08:12 PM
 
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NiniJan...I think it depends on where you live. When I was in MI, RedGolds didn't come until the fall (like early September) usually. Plus, if it's hot/cold, wet/dry, that changes stuff too.

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#28 Old 05-12-2006, 09:32 PM
 
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IamJen, thanks for bumping this thread back up. I finally decided to go with honeycrisp. They work great in sweetening my carrot juice.
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#29 Old 05-13-2006, 04:10 PM
 
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You're welcome, but I think kristie gets the "bump" credit.

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#30 Old 05-18-2006, 09:01 AM
 
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I just got some Braeburn apples the other day that were just so sweet that I couldn't even eat them. Bleugh. They tasted like they'd been soaked in sugar. My horses loved them, though! XD
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