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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, McIntosh: Choosing The Right Apple

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Apple Chart

Admittedly, I’m prone to overanalysis. Tell me that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and I’ll spend an afternoon worrying about which variety will minimize my yearly medical visits. Suggest baking a pie, and I’ll spend forty minutes asking a farmer at my local market which of her offerings will yield the perfect result from my oven.  

When it comes to apples, the wealth of options can overwhelm. Jonagold or Mcintosh? Maiden Blush or Northern Spy? Luckily for my anxiety levels -- and for your entertainment -- Slate has created this clever flow chart to find the perfect apple for any occasion.

Whether you want to throw it, craft with it, bob for it, or -- yes -- cook it, you can find your answers here. With less time spent agonizing over whether to buy a Gala or an Esopus Spitzenburg this weekend, you’ll have more time for other activities -- like navigating on your Apple iOs 5.

What are your favorite apple varieties?

Choose the Right Apple from Slate