Autumn Greeting Apples
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The Autumn Greeting apple is on the large side, conical in shape with some ribbing. The color of the skin is a greenish-yellow overlaid with a pink-red or dark-red blush, commonly with streaking. The skin of the Autumn Greeting also has lenticels, and some fruits have russeting in the stem well. This variety is aromatic, with a sweet and tropical smell. The flavor of the Autumn Greeting mirrors the smell—rich and sweet, with tropical fruit notes such as pineapple. The sweetness is balanced with some tartness, and the flavor is more mellow than intense. The texture of the flesh is coarse, crisp, and juicy.
The Autumn Greeting apple is available during the spring and summer.
The Autumn Greeting apple is a flavorful variety of Malus domestica grown almost exclusively in Argentina. This variety is only available for a short period of time each year in the spring.
One medium-sized apple contains approximately 95 calories made up mostly of carbohydrates. Apples also contain fiber—both soluble and insoluble—beneficial for the intestinal tract and digestive system, along with vitamin C and other antioxidants, which are anti-inflammatory and good for the immune system.
Apples such as the Autumn Greeting have multiple applications. Keep whole to enjoy fresh out-of-hand or slice and share. Dice for green salads or add to creamy chicken or Waldorf salads. Slice for apple pies or tarts. The old-fashioned apple flavors compliment baked goods like cakes or muffins with classic apple spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Store apples in a cool, dry location such as the refrigerator.
The name “Autumn Greeting” may seem counterintuitive since this variety is available in the late spring and summer in the United States. However, the Autumn Greeting apple is from Argentina, located in the southern hemisphere where seasons are flipped from the northern hemisphere. In the areas where they’re harvested, May is actually in the fall rather than the spring.
The Autumn Greeting apple is primarily grown in Argentina, making it a fairly rare variety. Argentina has a history of apple growing, particularly in the Alto Valle region, which took off in the 1960s and 1970s. Other common apples grown in Argentina include Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala. Approximately half of Argentina’s apple production is consumed in the country and half exported to other countries such as Brazil, Russia, and the US.