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This Week’s Pick: Macoun Apple

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As is the case with many other apple varieties, the Macoun apple is a hybrid. Its parents are the McIntosh and Jersey Black; it was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and introduced to the public in 1923.

Taste: Extra sweet, very juicy, and tender

Use: Perfect with cheese and wine, good in salads and sauces

Nutritional value: Low in calories, high in water, contains vitamins A, B, and C

Fun fact: This apple is a bit of a troublemaker. Due to its short stem, it tends to fall off the branch easily. It is also highly susceptible to disease

Availability: October through November

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