Wisconsin Apple 
Growers Association




It's the sun rising over the Great Lakes, it's the soil created by the mighty glacier, it's the pristine water from the ancient Inland Sea, it's our warm Summer days and crisp Autumn nights.  That's what makes the apples grown here better than those grown anywhere else.  It's because they're...
Flavored by Wisconsin!
 

Register for the 2017 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference, January 22-24th at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells Check out the tentative schedule.


A Bushel of Facts about Wisconsin Apples

FOR YOUR HEALTH
  • Antioxidants, especially quercetin, in apples and apple products play an essential role in reducing risks of prevalent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. 
  • Apple consumption increases the number of good gut bacteria. 
  • Eating one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of oxidized LDL, the “bad cholesterol,” by 40%. 
  • Ursolic acid, a natural compound found in the apple’s skin, may prevent muscle wasting that can result from aging or illness.
  • Pectin in apples is a good source of soluble fiber. 
 APPLE TIPS
  • Store small quantities in your refrigerator, in plastic bags in the crisper--between 34 and 40 degrees. Don’t allow them to freeze. apples can absorb odors from other foods, keeping apples in plastic bags prevents this and helps apples retain their own moisture.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated. One or two days sitting on a counter top and the fresh crunch of your apple is lost forever.
  • Lemon juice helps prevent apple discoloration. Sprinkle a little lemon juice on sliced apples before adding to salads.

Find your local apple orchard!

Visit your local apple orchard...pick-your-own apples, fresh bakery, fun activities for family, fresh and hard apple cider...it's an experience you'll never forget!

Apple Discovery Guide

  • McIntosh

    White flesh, juicy, cooking, eating

  • Cortland

    White flesh, cooking, eating

  • Honeycrisp

    Coarse texture, crisp, eating, cooking

  • Gala

    Very sweet, aromatic, cooking, salads

  • Ginger Gold

    Sweet apple, slight spiciness;
    Eating / Cooking

  • Idared

    Fresh, crisp - flavor improves with storage. Eating, cooking, sauces

  • Golden Delicious

    Late apple; tender, juicy and sweet

  • Paula Red

    Firm, white, fine grained - cooking/eating. Early apple.

Wisconsin Apple Recipes

Fresh apples...perfect for desserts, salads & fresh applesauce!
Delicious, mouth-watering and oh-so-tasty.     Read More
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