Apple Must-Eat List for the Fall

Fall is in the air in Dayton, Ohio. You can smell the crispness as the heat disappears, the fall breeze blows in, and the leaves change color. You’ll see that fall is welcomed with celebration and creativity in our Produce departments as you will be lost in the beauty of one of our favorite fall treats—apples. We are biting in this October by celebrating some of the fall varieties of the fruit that have us feeling apple-y ever after.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “We are born believing. A man bears beliefs like a tree bears apples.” At DLM, we believe that there is no better way to welcome in fall than indulging in the most flavorful apples from the east to the west, and October is when it all begins.

With so many varieties out there in the growing apple industry, our goal is to source and provide apples with the best flavor. Start with your favorite and then move on to something new that you’ve never tried before. Trust us, it’ll be good, which is why we’ve created a fall apple must-eat list below. From the most perfect baking apples to the best for making homemade applesauce, you’ll want to try them all. And don’t worry, we also included the best for eating, too.

Apple Must-Eat List


A cross between Gala and Braeburn apples, the Kanzi® Apple is full of flavor with a perfect sweet and tangy balance. It has an unparalleled complexity of flavor that has caused it to rise in popularity throughout the U.S. We love using this apple for a variety of dishes. From apple pies to salads, this apple is one of our newest favorites.


Ambrosia is a sweet apple, but this is one that even tart apple fans will love because of its juiciness and crunchy texture. The unique honey flavor makes this apple great for baking or serving on your cheese board, accompanying mild cheese and white wine.


One of the sweetest apples, Fuji is a hybrid created from Red Delicious and Ralls Janet varieties. As you bite in, you’ll notice a nice crunch paired with a creamy inside. Try using this apple in homemade applesauce!


With a distinct green color and a crunchy bite, Granny Smith apples are delightfully tart and our #1 choice for making apple pie. Dunk this variety in caramel too for a sweet yet tart treat.


One of our favorite varieties! Honeycrisp apples are ultra juicy and super crisp. Its beautiful flavor makes with perfect for baking and adding to salads. Not only is this a great addition to a number of recipes, but it’s one of our snacking go-tos.



A direct descendant of the Fuji family, this exotic apple has become a fast favorite. Crunching into this variety, you’re met with an incredible sweetness and a fresh apple flavor.


gala appleGala apples are made from crossing Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious apples. It has a mildly sweet and slightly floral flavor making it a great everyday apple.

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