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Spartan apples vary from bright red to dark purple red depending upon how long it is allowed to ripen on the tree. Its crisp white flesh is aromatic and exceptionally juicy with a balanced sweet-tart apple flavor. An excellent keeper, the Spartan apple becomes slightly sweeter in cold storage.
Spartan apples are available in the fall and early winter months.
A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the Spartan apple was originally believed to be a cross between a McIntosh and Newton Pippin apple, however recent DNA testing has eliminated Newton as a possible parent.
Spartan apples are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. Spartan apples are also high in folic acid and the dietary fiber pectin, both of which help promote a healthy heart.
The Spartan apple is an excellent cooking and dessert apple. Its firm flesh will hold its shape and maintain its sweet flavor when baked into pies, crisps and turnovers. Diced or grated Spartan apple will add sweetness and moisture to savory preparations such as fritters, cheese puffs and chutney. Its aromatic juice lends itself to cider, soups and jams. The flavor of the Spartan apple pairs well with blue cheese, parsnip, cranberries, pork, walnuts, onion, ginger, clove and rosemary.
The Spartan apple was first developed in 1936 at the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia by agricultural breeder R.C. Palmer. Once made available for commercial distribution the Spartan apple was quick to become one of the more popularly grown apple varieties in British Columbia. In addition to British Columbia the Spartan apple today can be found growing in Oregon, Washington State, California and apple growing regions across Europe.
Recipes that include Spartan Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Eating Rules||Slow-Cooker Cran-Apple Butter|
|Citron Limette||Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Butter|
|Radiant Rachels||Apple Pie Granola|
|Dinner with Julie||Walnut Granola with Yogurt and Stewed Spartan Apples|
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Sharer's comments : Always the perfect on the run snack!