Red Delicious

Description

This one’s a classic - America’s favorite snacking apple. The heart-shaped fruit is bright red and sometimes striped. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor, Reds are also great in salads. Washington apple growers have been producing the world’s best Red Delicious apples since the 1920s. They’re harvested in September and October and available throughout the year.

Origin

Introduction to market: 1874
Place of origin: Peru, Iowa
Parentage: Unknown, discovered as a chance seedling on the farm of Jesse Hiatt. The variety was originally known as Hawkeye.

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