There is an apple for every taste and every use. Some taste tart, some taste mild, some hold their shape during baking, while others cook down into sauce rapidly.
In choosing an apple variety to purchase, your decision may hinge on many factors. Maybe you want to try apples at farmers' markets. Maybe you want the same apple you had when you were a child. Maybe you want to try an apple you've never seen.
For information about some of the tasty and nutritous apples grown in Missouri, check out the varieties listed below.
For a description of apples not listed, particularly 'antique' varieties, you many want to check the following references:
Fruit, Berry, and Nut Inventory, available in libraries or from
Register of New Fruit and Nut Varieties
Dr. Michele R. Warmund, State Fruit Specialist
1-31 Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-9632 Fax: (573) 882-1469