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Apples come in an array of varieties. We’re sure you’ll find you favorites for eating and cooking at Old Homestead. Our apple season runs from August through December, so be sure to visit us often.

Weights & Measures || Selection || Storage & Preparation || Nutrition || Tid-bits || Wisconsin

Weights & Measures:
  • 6-8 medium apples make a 9 inch pie
  • 1 lb of raw apples = ½ lb of cooked apples
  • 1 lb of raw apples = 3 to 4 medium apples = 2 cups sliced apples
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Selection:
  • Choose apples that are firm without soft spots.
  • Use a more tart apple for pie or baking
  • Apples come in all shades of red, yellow, and green. – So don’t rely on the color of the apple to tell if it is prime for eating.
  • Place apples out of direct sunlight when in your car.
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Storage & Preparation:
  • Keep apples in plastic bags in the refrigerator.
  • Apples love humidity – Keep a damp paper towel in the bag with them.
  • One or two days on the counter top and that fresh apple crunch will be gone.
  • Prepare apple dishes just before serving to minimize browning.
  • Protect apples from browning by dipping them in a solution of 1 part lemon juice & 3 parts water.
  • Apples, when properly stored, will keep for 6 weeks or more.
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Nutrition:
  • One medium apple contains only 80 calories and is high in dietary fiber.
  • Apples are Fat Free, Sodium Free, and Cholestoral Free.
  • Apples are rich in Vitamins A and C.
  • One serving consists of:
    • 1 medium apple
    • 6 oz of 100% pure apple juice
    • ½ cup applesauce
    • ¼ cup dried apple slices
  • Whenever possible - Do Not Peel the Apple -Two-thirds of the fiber and most of the antioxidants are found in the peel.
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Tid-bits:
  • Each apple variety varies in weight – Interestingly, later varieties usually weigh more.
  • Apples are a natural toothbrush.
  • The average person eats 65 apples (22 lbs) annually.
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Wisconsin & Apples:
  • Apple seeds were brought to Wisconsin and planted by settlers as early as 1800.
  • Commercial orchards are found in 46 of Wisconsins 72 counties.
  • Wisconsin produces almost 56 million lbs of fruit per year.
  • Please visit the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association for more information about Wisconsin Apples.
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