Specialty and heirloom Apples
I am thinking (obsessing, actually) of expanding my small orchard to include rare varieties of apples that have wonderful, unique flavors, but some do not have your typical "Red Delicious" perfect look to them. Descriptions like, "Very juicy flesh with a taste first of sweet oranges followed by a nutty flavor", or, "golden-yellow covered with a fine, fawn-russet, and the yellow flesh is juicy and sugary with a rich, pineapple-like flavor". But they don't look inviting and in this culture, we like our fruit to look pretty. Has anyone had experience selling apples at market? I also plan on having pretty red ones, just not varieties you find at the grocer or at the huge orchard just down the road.