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About Winesap apples

The Winesap apple is thought to have originated in New Jersey some years before 1800. It started being grown for commercial purposes in the 1900s. This variety was widely grown in the southern states of the U.S., especially Virginia. Winesap apples have progenies that include Blacktwig, Arkansas Black, and Stayman Winesap apples. 

During the 20th century, the production of Winesap apples declined since most farmers preferred growing fresh-eating apple varieties. There was also increased popularity in controlled atmosphere storage. This allowed people to grow various apple varieties that could be produced, stored, and sold within the year. Recently, there has been a growing interest in heirloom apple varieties, Winesap being one of them. Although not in large numbers, they are now grown in Oregon, Georgia, and Washington.

Winesap apples are medium-sized, with thick dark-red skin. Their skin is firm, and their creamy yellow flesh is crisp and juicy. Their taste is a balance of sweet and tart, with high fragrance notes. Their name results from their spicy fine wine-like flavor. A unique aspect of Winesap apples is that this variety has pink flower blossoms, unlike most apple trees, whose flowers are white. The harvest time for Winesap apples is between September and November.

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FAQs About Winesap Apples

There are different ways to store your Winesap apples. They are refrigerating, freezing, canning as apple sauce, or keeping them on the countertop or pantry. On the counter, they can last five to seven days and three weeks in the pantry. Whole Winesap apples last longer than those cut. If you choose to refrigerate whole apples in the crisper drawer, do not keep them past six weeks. Remember not to wash them before storing them since the moisture is conducive to the growth of mold.

To prevent browning of cut Winesap apples, soak them in salty water for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse and proceed to store in a plastic container, Ziploc bag, or vacuum-sealed bag. They can stay a maximum of 10 days in the fridge and two months when frozen. If you have many Winesap apples, make apple sauce since it lasts up to two months in the freezer.

Winesap apples are crisp and flavorful, making them a great ingredient in making juice, apple sauce, and cider. These apples have a firm texture that leads to their excellent taste when baked, sauteed, roasted or eaten fresh. Their sweet flavor is also good in bread, cakes, and pies.
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