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Gala finally kicks Red Delicious out of the top apple spot

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The U.S. Apple Association is projecting that the Gala apple will overtake the Red Delicious apple as the most popular American apple of all the apples this year, and it is about damn apple time.

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USA Today reports that the apple group—which represents 7,500 apple growers and 400 companies affiliated with apples and apple products—is predicting that the apple farmers of the U.S. will grow over 52 million Gala apples during the apple season in 2018. That’s a rise in apple production of almost 6 percent from the previous year’s apple crop. Production of Red Delicious apples, on the other hand, is expected to drop 10.7 percent, to 51.7 million apples.

The U.S. Apple Association said in a statement about its apple projections that people seem to like the “taste, texture and sweetness” of Gala apples. The Takeout staff said, in the apple-centric portion of its morning call, that Red Delicious apples are garbage apples.

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Granny Smith apples, Fuji apples, and wonderful perfect magical Honeycrisp apples are projected to be third most popular apple, fourth most popular apple, and fifth most popular apple, respectively. Honeycrisp apples in particular are dominant, perhaps because they’re such majestic delicious apples, “with production rising 21.8 percent to 23.5 million this year,” according to the apple article from the apple experts at USA Today.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!

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beandip13
Lucrezia Borgia

GOOD. Red Delicious are not delicious and are, in fact, mealy, bland trash. Give me a nice, crunchy, tart Macintosh any day instead.