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About red delicious apples

A red delicious apple, which is classified as Malus Domestica, is one of the most popular commercially grown apples in the United States. It is medium-sized and has a conical shape. Before the fruit is fully ripe, its thick skin turns bright red, which can lead to early harvests. The apple's skin turns into dark red with white lenticels that visibly dot the surface as it matures. The fruit's fine-grained flesh is creamy white, juicy, and crisp, and has a sweet taste with flavors of melon. 

This apple variety looks a lot different today than when it was first discovered. Over a period of almost 100 years, improvements were made, modifying the fruit's juiciness, firmness, color, and shape. Red delicious is the parent apple of many popular varieties such as the Fuji, Empire, and Starkrimson apples. 

Red delicious apples contain a high level of vitamin C and dietary fiber. They provide a small amount of sodium and vitamin A and traces of iron and calcium. They have higher antioxidants compared to other apple varieties, most of which are contained in the skin.

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For home storage, a humid, cool basement kept at approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit is enough. Make sure to keep them in a covered container so that they stay good for as long as three months. When you store red delicious apples in much cooler conditions of about 31 degrees Fahrenheit and about 93% humidity, they can last up to five to six months. 

Keep in mind, however, that red delicious apples stored in temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit will spoil about three times faster than those apples stored at about 32 degrees Fahrenheit, while insufficient humidity can cause the apples to shrivel up. 

Whether you took advantage of a sale at your local supermarket or gone apple picking, one way of storing fresh red delicious apples for year-round use is by putting them in your freezer. If you prepare these apples properly, they should keep well frozen for a few months and not taste bitter or dried out when thawed.

The easiest way to freeze your red delicious apples is to keep them whole. However, you should wash them first thoroughly. Make sure to place them properly on a cookie sheet and in the freezer. Once they are completely frozen, transfer your apples to freezer bags. Freezing the apples on a cookie sheet first prevents clumping, which makes the apples very difficult to separate, store, and thaw. 
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