Fall for Our New Crop of Apples
Whether you like them candied on a stick, in pies, ciders, sauces, or sautéed, fall is the season for apples. We’re proud to offer more than 25 varieties of apples in our Produce department – more than anyone in Texas – but we’re over the harvest moon about our exclusive crop of new apples this season.
Our Produce experts have hand-selected only the crispiest, crunchiest, juiciest apples for our stores. Our experts sampled the best apples from well-known apple-growing regions like Washington State, New York, and the Midwest. Each variety is more than two centuries old with roots in Europe and Japan, as well as in the U.S. Ranging from sharp to fruity in flavor, and from green to deep purple in color, our Heirloom apples are just ripe for snacks, tarts, pies, salads, juices, sauces, and ciders.
New among this season’s crop are:
One of the very best of the old European apples from the late 1600s to early 1700s. It’s a small- to medium-sized apple with green, russeted skin, and it packs an outstandingly rich, sharp flavor. This is the first time Ashmead’s Kernel has been offered commercially, and we’re sure you’ll love it’s crisp, juicy flesh and sweet aftertaste.
A favorite of apple of connoisseurs, crispy Spitzenburg apples were originally discovered in upstate New York in the early 1700s. Rumor has it Thomas Jefferson was a fan of Spitzenburg apples and grew them at his Virginia mansion. The Christmastime favorite has a fruity flavor and makes tasty desserts.
In the early 17th century, growers in Roxbury, Massachusetts, developed what’s known as the oldest American apple. The Roxbury Russet has a tart flavor with skin that can show two or three shades. This is a good apple for fresh, warm ciders!
This juicy apple was born in Arkansas in the 1870s. Its hard, slick exterior can range from a lively red to a deep purple.
Stop by our Produce department and explore bushels of heirloom apples ready for snacking and holiday treat-making!