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About Akane apples

Akane apple's origins date back to World War II in Japan when the country was developing food crops to feed its citizens during a war. It was created in the Morioka Experimental Station in 1937, but it wasn't until 1970 that it was introduced to the rest of the world because of the war. It grows well in a variety of climates and is a relatively popular apple in Japan and the U.S. 

Akane is a mix of the English Worcester Pearmain and American Jonathan apples, and it closely resembles the Pearmain. Akane is sometimes also known as Tokyo Rose and is red with occasional yellow streaks. It has a similar flavor to the American Jonathan and a crisp and sweet interior. It's not too sweet and not too sour to eat, so it has a good balance of flavor.

These apples can be used for whichever apple recipe you have on hand, such as desserts, salads, or drinks. Akane apples are also used in ciders due to their good acidity and assertive red apple aromas. This apple also has floral aromas, which are notable in the fermentation process, with soft citrus notes. 

The Akane tree takes about two to four years to bear fruit. Many growers appreciate the Akane apple for its early season, it hangs on well to the tree and keeps better than some fall variety of apples. It grows best in a warmer climate but does well with some cold weather and enjoys a full day of sun. This apple tree needs constant pruning during a frost-free time, otherwise, the apple will be too small. The tree is also quite resistant to disease. Although not as well known outside of Japan and the U.S., it is another apple variety that is worth a try for its mild flavor with hints of strawberry.

Akane apples can be eaten as is, dried, or cooked. It's a hearty fruit that keeps its shape even if baked. Since it has a milder flavor, these apples are best paired with recipes that have sugar, honey, cinnamon, other sweet fruits, or raisins. 

You can also dip the apple in caramel, chocolate, or peanut butter. Apple sauces and cakes are also a dessert option to try out. Since apples are versatile, they can be mixed in any salad you prepare, blended into a fruit smoothie, or dried to snack on later.

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FAQs About Akane Apples

Like all apples, Akane apples have a lot of fiber which is important for regular digestion. It also has a lot of antioxidant properties, which are important to prevent and slow the damage of free radicals, which are said to play a role in cancer, heart disease, and other conditions. Apples contain no fat and little calories, so they also play an integral part in a healthy diet. An apple can make you feel satiated and are a great snack.

You can use Akane apples for baking pies. These pies have a light tangy flavor. Since the apple holds well when baked, it's perfect when baking a pie or any particular dessert that calls for apples like apple sauce, cake, or baked stuffed apple. Given that the apple is not too sweet, the pie will be a bit tart in flavor, so it's great for those who prefer a mild apple. If you want a bit more sweetness, you can always add some brown sugar to the recipe or another sweetener.

Tokyo Rose is the nickname given to English-speaking female broadcasters who were expressing Japanese propaganda during World War II. The Allied troops gave the name. 
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