The Okanagan valley is home to many different types of apples, each with its own distinct flavour, appearance, and purpose. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most popular varieties of apples grown in the area.
Honeycrisp apples are now available at our farm market on Benvoulin Road in Kelowna. As the name suggests, Honeycrisp apples are incredibly crisp and have a lovely honeyed flavour. They’re great for snacking on raw or using in salads, but they can also be cooked or baked into pastry desserts.
Granny Smith apples are easily recognizable thanks to their bright green skin. They’re tart and juicy, making them ideal for cooking and baking. They’re also a good choice for snacking on raw since they’re not as sweet as some other varieties of apples and delicious sliced in salads in combination with cranberries.
Macintosh apples are characterized by its bright red skin and white flesh. Macintosh apples are considered to be all-purpose apples, meaning they can be used for both cooking and eating raw. They’re also one of the most popular types of apples for juicing.
Golden Delicious apples are one of the most versatile types of apples since they can be used for both sweet and savoury dishes. They have a pale yellow skin and a slightly sweet taste that makes them ideal for baking into pies or crisps.
There you have it! A closer look at four different types of apples grown in the Okanagan valley. So next time you’re shopping for fresh locally grown fruit, be sure to pick up a few different varieties and taste them for yourself!
Here at Don-O-Ray Farm, we take great pride in growing our own top-quality fruits and vegetables on 45 acres which are picked fresh daily. We believe the closer the farm, the fresher and more nutritious your produce. We have ample parking, and you can even take a tour of the farm or bring your children to enjoy our petting zoo and some ice cream.