Red Delicious Apples

The Western Red Delicious apple, large and bright red, is distinctive with its elongated hsape and five knobs at the base.  The Eastern variety has less pronounced chactertistics.  The red Delicious is sweet and juicy.  Red Delicious are available year-round

Look for firm, smooth-skinned apples free of bruises and gouges.  A dry brown patch on the skin (scald) does not affect the taste.  The apples should have a fresh, not musty, smell.  Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Red Delicious apples should be eaten out-of-hand.  The texture disintegrates with heat.  To keep apples from browning, toss with citrus or apple juice or dip in acidulated water.