Lady Alice Apples
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The Lady Alice apple is available mid-winter through early spring.
Lady Alice, a new apple variety (Malus domestica) is making a wave with consumers when it can be found. The Lady Alice apple is produced and marketed in the United States solely by Rainier Fruit in Washington state.
Lady Alice apples tend to be round and squat in shape. The skin is striking—striped pink or red on a yellow-orange background. The crisp, juicy flesh is generally sweet with an aftertaste that runs to tart; some have compared it to Honeycrisp.
Apples are high in several key nutrients, including potassium, and Vitamin C. They also contain a specific source of fiber called pectin, along with the antioxidants quercetin, catechin, and chlorogenic acid.
As an all-purpose apple, the Lady Alice is great for a wide range of applications. Its flavor and texture make it a good choice for a snack, or cut up raw into salads, especially since it does not brown easily when exposed to air. This apple's firm texture also means it holds up well when baked. Choose fruits that are not bruised and that are uniformly firm. Lady Alices store well when kept in the refrigerator. In fact, the flavor of the Lady Alice is vastly improved with age. Purchase or store until March before eating for the richest and most complex flavors.
Apples are a particularly popular fruit in the United States. The average American eats around 19 pounds of apples. Most available apples are of just a few varieties, but there are a total of 2,500 known types of apples grown in the United States alone.
The Lady Alice originated in the 1970s in the United States. A farmer named Don Emmons in Gleed, Washington, purportedly hit one of his Red Delicious trees with a plow, which produced a new shoot with some unusual apples. The apples were then marketed as Lady Alices, and introduced to the American market.
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