Buy your favorite varieties––only with more flavor and no pesticides
article by Amy Traverso
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Organic apple varieties
Why pay more?
Most store-bought apples are likely to have pesticide residue, even after you wash and peel them—higher, according to studies, than almost any other fruit or vegetable.
Here in the West, organic doesn’t have to mean ugly: The dry, sunny climate with cold winters in Western apple-growing areas keeps pests and diseases at bay, so our organic apples look as good as they taste.
Check out our fall favorites, next.
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Aka Pink Lady, one of the best for baking whole: The skin keeps its color, and the flesh, with strawberry and lemon notes, holds together well.
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Firm and tart—its lemony acidity stands up well to rich piecrusts and crisps; also makes a good sorbet.