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New Jersey Apples
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New Jersey apples are small to medium in size and conic and squat in shape. The skin is glossy and smooth with a green base and pink, red, and variegated white skin. The creamy-white flesh is soft, and there is a small, compact, and fibrous core that encases a few small, flat brown seeds. New Jersey apples are tender with a sweet flavor and have an unusual strawberry or raspberry scent.
New Jersey apples are available mid to late summer.
New Jersey apples, a variety of Malus domestica, is an early-season heirloom apple. They are more commonly known as Strawberry Parfait apples, and are rarely marketed as New Jersey.
New Jersey apples are low in calories, high in water content, and offer a fair amount of Vitamins A, B, and C. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks.
As a versatile apple, New Jerseys can be used cooked or raw and in both sweet and savory preparations. Serve fresh in green and fruit salads, or add grated or roughly chopped New Jersey apple to batter for pancakes, muffins, and breads to add sweetness and moisture. The flesh of the New Jersey apple will break down just slightly when cooked. To balance out textures, pair with dense apples such as Granny Smith, Pippin, or Fuji to make tart and pie filling or slow cook to make sauces and preserves. The New Jersey’s flavor pairs well with citrus, plums, berries, maple, cheddar cheese, brie, poultry, rosemary, and warm spices. This apple does not store well and should be used soon after purchasing.
Today, we generally think of apples only in terms of their potential as food. In the past people have found other uses for apples, particularly cider. The Strawberry Parfait apple is an example of a variety that was used for something entirely different, however—their strong scent made them useful as natural air fresheners.
The New Jersey apple, as its name suggests, was first grown in New Jersey. It is currently grown in limited quantities at orchards specializing in heirloom varieties. The tree does well in the mid-Atlantic climate of New Jersey and the maritime region of the Pacific Northwest. The tree will do well in direct, all day sun-light as it becomes more susceptible to disease when planted in part-shade. The New Jersey apple tree will grow best in well draining, slightly acidic soil.
Recipes that include New Jersey Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
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