FRUIT ENCYCLOPEDIA


RUBY RED APPLES

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RUBY RED APPLES AVAILABILITY

Availble Spring-Winter Ruby Red apples are harvested in late September through November. Happily, they're one of the more resilient apple varieties, so you can enjoy these delicious apples year round.

ABOUT RUBY RED APPLES

Red Delicious apples were first created in 1880, emerging from an Iowa orchard as a round blushed yellow fruit. By the early to mid 1900’s they were the most popular apple in the United States, and by 1980, 100 years after their discovery, Red Delicious apples represented 75% of the apples produced in Washington, a state renowned for their apple harvest. As Red Delicious apples grew in popularity, patented variations began to spring up all over the nation. As a result, Red Delicious apple quality began to fall, and consumers started to reject the apple. It was no longer America’s Apple. Perhaps you’ve been wronged by Red Delicious apples. They were mushy or flavorless, and you haven’t been back since. We know it’s hard to trust again. But we invite you to try with our Ruby Red apples, they are all the great things you remember about Red Delicious apples, but without the grainy texture, lackluster flavor, and heartbreak.

RUBY RED APPLES TASTE & RIPENESS

It’s hard to pick your favorite attribute of our Ruby Red Apples, is it that pleasantly sweet finish, the nice firm flesh, or the luscious deep red color? Apples are harvested at their peak, and then put into cold storage to maintain that perfect level of ripeness. When you receive delicious Ruby Red apples from The Fruit Company, they'll be ready to eat, no waiting required.

RECIPES FEATURING RUBY RED APPLES

APPLE GLAZED CROCKPOT PORK:

INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 lb. pork loin roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 apples, cored and quartered
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Trim roast well, then rub roast with salt and pepper.
  2. Brown pork roast under broiler to remove excess fat; drain well.
  3. Place apple quarters in bottom of 4-6 quart crockpot.
  4. Place roast on top of apples.
  5. Combine apple juice, brown sugar, and ginger.
  6. Spoon over top surface of roast.
  7. Cover slow cooker and cook on Low 10-12 hours, until done. Slice to serve. Serves 8-10

Recipe courtesy About.com BusyCooks.