[NAFEX] Newtown Pippin may become official apple of NYC
spidra at speakeasy.net
Fri Apr 24 12:23:50 EDT 2009
Newtown Pippin is my favorite apple and wasn't hard to find in a
supermarket at all when I was a kid. Starting in the '80s, though,
they were replaced by Granny Smiths and it's only recently that your
average chain supermarket started carrying Newtown Pippins again.
Your link made me wonder if I could find anything about how many
acres are put to various varieties.
Anyway, a quick Google didn't turn up real specific info but the US
Apple Association site has this list:
Nearly 100 varieties are grown commercially in the United States, but
a total of 15 popular varieties account for almost 90 percent of 2006
1. Red Delicious
3. Golden Delicious
4. Granny Smith
15. Northern Spy
I'd still be interested in knowing which varieties are grown where as
well as statistics on how many acres are grown per variety, including
rarer heirloom varieties.
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