Specifically, the 10 varieties we bought from the local farmer’s market. It’s a tradition here at the Jones Home. Every(ish) fall, we buy whatever the market offers, taste a piece of each apple, and rate it on a scale of sour-to-sweet.
We’ve been doing it a while:
We did a tasting in 2012 with my mom, but I haven’t found any pictures from then.
We had 10 varieties this year: Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Nittany, Empire, Rome, Crispin, Ida Red.
The family was disappointed that I set Empire before Rome, so nobody could say “Rome and Empire.” Also, yes, when Crispin was announced, the adults assured each other, “Today is not that day.”