Best apples for eating?
Hi all. I'd like to get two apples this spring, and was wondering if anyone could recommend an exceptional variety that will do well in zone 5. I was thinking of getting a Pixie Crunch and a Sweet Sixteen, but was also considering Honeycrisp, Sundance, and Nova Spy. I'm looking to find the sweetest or generally best tasting for eating out of hand, I can get; can anyone tell me which of these is the best or if there's something else I should get?
Also, I read that Sweet 16 has a taste, quoting the catalog, 'similar to vanilla with just a hint of molasses and fine bourbon .' Does anyone know if this is true?