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Fall Apples

Apple season is quickly approaching

 

With summer upon us, the slogan “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  And while this is intended for the school season and for teachers, mainly, an apple this fall may be just what you need. Filled with nutrients that the body needs, as well as packed with the sweet flavor typical in fruit, the apple is a nice addition to any fall harvest. Known for their distinctive shape (which resembles an oversized cherry), textures, various hues, and uses, the apple is one of the most popular fruit selections in the world. And while you can go out and buy a bag of apples, fresh fruit it always better tasting and better for you. Trax Farm will be offering their fall selection of apples soon. Here are a few things to help you decide which apples are best for you.

 

Red Apples

Perhaps one of the most iconic apples is the red apple. The red apple has become a sort of spokesperson for the apple. The Red apple, as all apples are rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants. These elements have been proven as being essential for the best health, in regulating blood pressure, in combating diabetes, and in combating other health issues.

Of course, if you are not worried too much about the health benefits of the red apple there is another growing use. Red apple brews have become increasingly popular in the past few years. The red apple adds that fruity flavor to the beer or ale without overpowering the beverage with sweetness.

When looking at the red apple, there are several different varieties. However, the Jonagold is the more popular of red apples. Yet, the Jonagold is not a 100% pure red apple. It is a hybrid between the Johnathan red apple and a Golden Delicious yellow apple. 

Granny Smith

For those which love to bake, the Granny Smith apple is the more iconic of the apples. The Granny Smith apple is known for not only its color which is a bright green, but also for its size. The green apples tend to be quite large in comparison to the other apples (such as red or yellow) which make them ideal for using in recipes. Personally, I find that they work well in a homemade apple pie or a fritter.

Unlike other apples, the Granny Smith has an extremely tart taste, especially if the apple is overly ripe. The sweetness of the apple is amplified when cooked which is why it is idealistic for baking. If using the apple raw, consider coupling it with onions, high salt foots, or cheeses.

Yellow Apples

Commonly called the Golden Delicious apple, the yellow apple is distinguished by its bright yellow color. Where there may be a few hybrids on the market, there are little other varieties of the yellow apple other than the Golden Delicious. The name suggest that the apple could be related to the Red Delicious apple. Yet this is a misconception. The two are not related. The yellow apple is in a class of its own. Those which eat a yellow apple should note that they are a bit more delicate than some of the other apples. They bruise easily and do not keep for long periods of time. However, their sweet flavor and diversity of uses make them a popular choice for salads, bakers, pies, and just eating them raw.

Fall apple season is approaching

If you would like to purchase some apples which are straight from the tree to the farmer’s market basket, then please come and visit Trax Farm. Trax Farm apples will be coming into season very shortly. We will be offering a variety of selections from the red apple to yellow and greens. Of course, how you choose to eat these apples is up to you, but if you need a few suggestions, we are more than happy to offer you a few of our favorite recipes for the apple. Whether you are looking for a sweet filler for your next pie, a raw ingredient to add something new to your salads and finger foods, or if you just want to try a different type of fruit (as all apples are not the same in texture, flavor, or use) there is something at Trax Farm for you.

Trax farm is located in Finleyville just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. For directions to our Farm or to see the various events that we have coming up please use our website. Should you have any questions about our farm, our farmer’s market, or with our produce, please feel free to contact us directly. At Trax Farm we have over a century of farming experience, so we should be able to answer most questions that you may have.

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528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
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