Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Apple is one of the most ancient fruits in the world. It was first grown in Asia and Europe and then brought to North America. This fruit is rich in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, flavinoids, and calories. There is nothing like an apple which has the qualities of being crisp, juicy, sweet and having a hint of tartness.
Most of the apples are consumed raw and many varieties are used for cooking. You must be aback to know that there are as many as 7,500 varieties of apples in existence throughout the globe.
In this blog, we will tell you the 5 top varieties of apples in north India.
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Among many varieties of apples, Ambri apple is one of the most attractive and accepted variety. Its India's only indigenous apple and often called the king of Kashmiri apple as the region is still ranked at the top when it comes to the quality because of its moderate temperature.
Ambri apples are medium to large and are famed for their crispiness, aroma, flavor, and attractiveness. This fruit starts ripping in the first week of October and it has the longest shelf life. The main producers of Ambri apples are south Kashmir’s Shopian and Kulgam area.
The most developed apple assortment is Red Delicious. It was first cultivated during the 1880s in Iowa-state in the Midwestern United States and is notable for being brilliant red, crunchy, and somewhat sweet.
In India, red delicious is a very popular variety of Himachal Pradesh followed by Kashmir. Today, both the regions produce three-quarters of India’s apple crop. This red apple has a mellow sweet and delicate flavor.
The most generally famous variation of apple is granny smith also dubbed as green apple. The astonishing taste and surface of this apple make it one of the most utilized elements for confections like cakes, pies, pastries, beverages, juices, and beautifying agents as well.
They are originally from Australia. In India, It mainly grows in Himachal Pradesh and has high levels of antioxidants and phenols.
As the name signifies, these apples have pale green-yellow skin. The Golden Delicious apple was discovered in 1912 in Clay County, Florida by Anderson Mullins.
The flavor is sweet, making it a staple element of plates of mixed greens, creamy fruit spread, and sauce. It mainly grows in Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh.
It is one of the most favorites and accepted apple in the world. As the name suggests, this very apple is as sweet as honey and its crispy texture makes it different from the rest. These apples make a good choice for raw consumption and beverages.