I don’t think we have yet a thread specifically for apple taste testing. I’d like to start here. Any one of us can post their taste test of their apples for discussion.
Today was a good day because @SMC_zone6 brought his lovely wife and their very cute toddler to visit us. All four adults participated in 6 varieties of apple tasting.
Disclaimer: None of us have refined taste buds. SMC may be the most refined among us. We could not describe subtle flavors, only
sweet, tart, honeyed, etc.
Baker’s Delight - my own quite ripe. Nice apple taste on a sweet side but nothing outstanding.
Crunch A Bunch - my own, maybe a week too early. Nice crunch. tartness was more pronounced than sweetness.
Cox’s Orange - farmer’s market (FM). More tart than sweet.
Freyburg - FM. Balanced and honeyed.
Hudson’s Golden Gem - FM. Dense, sweet with honeyed taste like other antique russeted apples
Sweet16, FM. Sweet with a strong licorice taste. Some crunch.
Among the four of us, SMC was the only one who prefered apples on the tart side. The rest of us preferred sweeter varieties.
From left to right:
Hudson’s Golden Gem, Sweet 16, Crunch A Bunch, Freyburg, Cox’s Orange, Baker’s Delight.