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Does anyone know which apple variety is the sweetest?

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
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.
post #2 of 33
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

~Wonder
post #3 of 33
Thread Starter 
~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?
post #4 of 33
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.

~Wonder
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
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.
post #6 of 33
I've always found Honeycrisp to be the sweetest
post #7 of 33
Pink Lady.
post #8 of 33
I think Gala apples are pretty sweet.
post #9 of 33
Fuji have always been my favorite
post #10 of 33
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".



<<<prefers a Braeburn
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post #11 of 33
Honeycrisp and Fuji are the sweetest I've had.
post #12 of 33
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.
post #13 of 33
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.
post #14 of 33
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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post #15 of 33
Fuji and Empire are really sweet (and I also like them, since they're medium to large in size).
post #16 of 33
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.
post #17 of 33
Pink Lady, but I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples.
post #18 of 33
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.
post #19 of 33
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Fuji have always been my favorite







same.
post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by Elena99 View Post

but I've never heard of Honeycrisp apples.



Now *that* is a crying shame.



<<eats a whole lot of apples.
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post #21 of 33
Definitely Fuji, at least in my opinion, followed by Gala.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by IamJen View Post

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.
post #23 of 33
I've found Chinese fuji to be quite sweet.
post #24 of 33
Does anyone know when "Red Gold" is in season?
post #25 of 33
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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.
post #26 of 33
Pink Lady apples are very very sweet yet really expensive... at least in brooklyn
post #27 of 33
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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post #28 of 33
Thread Starter 
IamJen, thanks for bumping this thread back up. I finally decided to go with honeycrisp. They work great in sweetening my carrot juice.
post #29 of 33
You're welcome, but I think kristie gets the "bump" credit.
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post #30 of 33
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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