BC apples are available through the winter and spring (thanks to cold storage), but I think they really taste best when they’ve been freshly picked.
Around this time of year I begin to eagerly anticipate the first harvest of BC grown apples.
It seems like there is an apple for every eating occasion.
Snacks: Sliced Royal Gala apples with cheese slices or nut butter
- Breakfast: Chopped Jonagold apples on whole grain cereal
- Lunch: Honeycrisp apple salad (chopped apples mixed with vanilla yogurt, walnuts and a touch of cinnamon or cardamom)
- Dinner: Red Rome Apple and lima bean curry
- Dessert: Baked Granny Smith apple crumble
It can be fun to explore the differences in taste, texture and appearance between different apple varieties—especially with kids. BC growers are continually working on breeding new apple varieties (the delicious Ambrosia was a BC bred apple). You can show your appreciation to the growers by trying out the new apple varieties that you see.
I love that we live in a major apple growing province and especially enjoy making a yearly trip out to a local orchard to pick several bags of apples with family and friends. There’s something about picking fruit straight off the tree that’s quite satisfying.
How do you like them apples?