Find the best local apples
Just because you're a Red Delicious fan doesn't mean that's what grows best in your region. There's good news, though—apples grow in almost every corner of America
. In fact, any region that reaches a "chill zone" of 32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit is good for apple growing, but other factors like soil can impact which types grow best in your region. Washington State
is known for having great Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, and Fuji apples, while the areas north of New York City
are celebrated for their production of Empire (like the state!), Cortland (like the city!), and Ginger Golds. Even southern states like Virginia
are known for more than a few local apples.