9 Types of Apples Everyone Should Know
Fun fact: There are more than 750 varieties of apples in the world, and more than 100 types of apples exist in the United States alone. And come fall, we're here for every single one of them.
There's nothing quite as satisfying as the first bite into a sweet, juicy, freshly picked apple. But here's the thing: Not all apple types are meant to be eaten out-of-hand. Some are best for baking into pies and tarts; others pair perfectly with savory dishes like pork chops or sausage. And while apple cider cocktails don't actually always contain whole apples, there is a certain kind of apple that makes the best cider.
Here, we've covered the most popular types of apples in America—plus how they taste, look, and where to find them. Take a look at our apple variety chart, and read on for more info on your favorite kinds. Happy crunching!