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What fruit replaced the apple as America's favorite?

Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

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Gala apple passes Red Delicious as America's favorite
At their core, Americans have changed – at least when it comes to their apple preferences. The Red Delicious apple is likely to lose its title as the most popular apple this year, a perch it held for more than half a century.

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Also question is, what is America's favorite apple?

Gala apple

Furthermore, what is the best variety of apple? Here's a list of the best apples for eating fresh. All of these varieties are juicy, flavorful, and crisp.

Sweet Apples

  • Crispin (Mutsu)
  • Fuji.
  • Golden Delicious.
  • Gala.

Herein, what is the newest apple fruit?

A new variety called the Cosmic Crisp will be available for picking at grocery stores beginning Dec. 1 — and growers say it will be better than the Honeycrisp. Named for the bright yellow dots on its skin — which resemble stars — the fruit was developed at Washington State University in a nearly two-decade undertaking.

What are the best tasting apples to eat?

Here is a list of apples and their best uses.

  • Ambrosia. A sweet modern apple variety, originating from western Canada, quite similar to Golden Delicious.
  • Braeburn. Like Fuji, this is a sweet apple that is best eaten out of hand.
  • Cameo.
  • Cortland.
  • Fuji.
  • Gala.
  • Golden Delicious.
  • Granny Smith.

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