I was at my favorite local Hy-Vee the other day and asked one of the produce guys, Harold, which variety is a top seller. He emphatically said honeycrisp fly out the door when in season, but said whatever apple happens to be on sale also proves popular (that week, braeburn, for 99 cents/pound). “Overall, galas sell the best because they’re sweetest.”
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TK: There is much more to come from Sarah and friends about apples in future Fresh Talk columns. Stay tuned. One thing I must say about Sarah, who by the way once worked with me at The Packer back in 1993, is that I admire her sense of adventure. Look no further than the reference to the caramel-infused apples and her quest for The Grapple. More coming on apples from Gen-X moms Julie, Shannon, Courtney, Beth, Karen, Christy, Annie, Chris and Joei.