Apples, Apples... How do you choose?
The description of apples can vary due to elevation and the area in which it is grown. Apples grown in Colorado vary from the same kind grown in the Northwest or say Michigan. While there are softer and harder apples, this condition can also be affected by refrigeration or lack of. Uses, of course while these are recommendations, personal taste choice has a lot to do with what kinds you want to use for whatever. Availability is affected by weather and can be earlier or later but here are just a few that are available in the Cedaredge area each year...
Has a unique honey-tart flavor and crispy, juicy nearly yellow flesh. A yellow-green base skin color and a red-orange blush. It is excellent both for eating fresh and for cooking. Typically available in October.