People who are not from Michigan may have no idea the variety of apples we grow here in this beautiful state. Fall is the time they grow ripe and the air is filled with the smell of ripe apples and turning leaves. A-Ma-Zing! If you’re the kind of person who chooses from a Delicious or a Granny Smith, we have some new options for you to try and you’ll find them all here in Michigan.
Empire: These are sweet and tart. They are great for kids’ lunches and will remain firm for a long time.
Ginger Gold: It’s a slight departure from a Golden Delicious and ripens early in the season. It won’t last a long time once picked so grab these and eat them soon.
McIntosh: Most Michiganders know of these as a pie apple. They are lightly tart and really juicy. Perfect for taking a nice big bite.
Rome: This apple is sweet but mild in flavor. It’s another good one for baking because it doesn’t tend to mush when cooked. Ohio has them, too, but ours are better – of course 🙂
Fall is the time of year to visit all the wonderful orchards that we have to offer in the area. You can get some fresh cider, join in on a hayride, and even grab that pumpkin you’ll be needing for Halloween. Pack your hoodies and jeans when you come camping because the nights will be cool. You can snuggle in front of the campfire under a clear sky and count the stars. Is just about the best time of year to camp. Most of the crowds are gone and life is a little more slow and easy. We look forward to seeing you here this fall and we hope you’ll be making some delicious cobblers, pies, and cookies with the treasures you found at the market.
You can find out more about Michigan’s broad types of delicious apples at Michigan Apple Varieties.