Ah, the apple – one of nature’s most familiar fruits. There are so many kinds of apples and Fowler Farms grows 23 different varieties, and we are proud to be introducing their Springtime beauty - the Crispin apple.
Don't mistake this for just any Granny, however! It is unlike its other green cousins. It is full of crisp bites, rich sweetness and ultra flavor. Once you bite into it, you'll know that this isn't just any ordinary apple.
The Crispin was originally from Japan and called a Mutsu apple. However, it wasn’t until the 1960’s that this delicious variety was renamed Crispin. The Crispin is a light yellow / green color, but don’t let the delicate color fool you. The flavor is full force!
Fowler Farms have been growing this apple for 40 years now, and they recommend different ways of eating them – including roasting this apple, which we think is a pretty inspiring idea! They also suggest that this may be the perfect apple for your next apple pie, although don’t forget that the most nutritious way to enjoy the many health benefits of apples is by eating them raw. Sweet simplicity!
Or better yet, try this refreshing Apple & Cucumber Salad, which we found to be seriously delicious!
For detailed nutritional facts on apples check out our A-Z Food Guide!
TIP: Store your apples in the fridge for three to four weeks to enjoy them even longer. No space for all those apples? Line a basket with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, fill basket with apples and cover to prevent the loss of moisture - store in a cool area.
Did you know?
- Apples contain 0 grams of fat or sodium and have no cholesterol.
- There are thousands of different varieties of apples.
- Thanks to their high levels of boron, apples can help improve your memory, mental alertness, and electrical activity of the brain.
- The average person eats 65 apples a year.
- Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water.
- Whole apples are a better choice than apple juice nutritionally.
- An average-sized apple tree can produce enough apples to fill 20 boxes that weight 42 pounds each.
- It is believed that the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" originated in Wales in the 19th century.
- Apples are grown in all 50 US states.
- The top apple-producing countries are China, the U.S., Turkey, Poland, and Italy.