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Apples for Specific Use

Apples are a favorite fruit of many people for eating out of hand or in fresh salads. The fruit of many apple varieties are also excellent for making a wide variety of cooked products. Apples best suited to particular uses are indicated below.

Fresh

* McIntosh

* Honeycrisp

* Cortland

* Cameo

* Jonathan

* Red Delicious

* Golden Delicious

* Gala

* Stayman Winesap

* Melrose

* Franklin

* Prima

* Empire

* Fuji

*Jonagold

Applesauce

* Golden Delicious

* Melrose

* Yellow Transparent

* McIntosh

* Cortland

* Jonathan

* Grimes Golden

* Rome

* Lodi

* Jonagold

Pies

* Cortland

* Jonagold

* Crispin

* Jonathan

* Grimes Golden

* Melrose

* Rome

* Yellow Transparent

* McIntosh

* Golden Delicious

* Stayman Winesap

* Lodi

* Granny Smith

Baking

* Jonathan

* Granny Smith

* Jonagold

* Crispin

* Lodi

* Golden Delicious

* Stayman Winesap

* Rome

* Cortland

* Grimes Golden

* Melrose

* Stayman Winesap

* Empire

* Fuji

* Gala

Freezing for Slicing

* Jonathan

* Golden Delicious

* Stayman Winesap

* Red Delicious

* Grimes Golden

* McIntosh

Freezing for Sauce

* Yellow Transparent

* Wealthy

* Cortland

* McIntosh

Freezing for Baking

* Baldwin

* Northern Spy

Originally prepared by James D. Utzinger, Extension Horticulture, Ohio State University and updated with information from Ohio State University Extension.