Red Delicious

It’s the quintessential red apple. A well-known favorite that’s popular for its tried-and-true flavor: mildly sweet and crunchy. Think of an apple and this is the one that pops to mind.

Salads
Snacking
This iconic red apple has a dark, intense crimson color and heart shape
Season
Year-round
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Place of origin
Peru, Iowa
Parentage
Uknown, discovered as a chance seedling on the farm of Jesse Hiatt.
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FAQ

How do I pick the best apple at the market?
Look for apples with shiny skin — they will be crisper and tastier than dull apples. They should feel firm when you give them a gentle squeeze, and not have any bruises or punctures.
Should I refrigerate my apples?
Yes! Your apples will stay fresh and crunchy when they’re stored at about 32°F/0°C.
How do I keep apples from turning brown?
Apples naturally oxidize (aka turn brown) after they’re sliced and exposed to air. They are still safe to eat! But don’t look or taste as fresh. You can keep the brown at bay by dipping or spraying slices with a 3:1 water and citrus mixture.
What’s the right way to wash an apple?
Rinse them under cool running water while scrubbing vigorously with your clean hands. Pay special attention to the top near the stem and the bottom near the calyx (the little dimple on the bottom).

What is a club variety?

Some Washington apples are known as "club" or "proprietary" varieties. Club varieties are patented and trademarked, and sold exclusively by specific companies.