Appleparadise SkåneThe guide was updated:
Sink your teeth into a large yellow-green, crunchy 'Signe Tillish'. Or experience the delicious aftertaste of Skåne's provincial apple, 'Aroma'. The flavour of different apple varieties differs markedly. Some are best to eat as they are, others are best suited for making apple juice and cider. You might prefer to make jam, marmalade or apple pie to accompany afternoon coffee.
The apple is one of Skåne's real gastronomic cornerstones. Kivik in Österlen holds its the famous and popular Apple Market in late September each year. A true popular festival where you are treated to the world's largest apple picture, tastings and variety judging, factory tours of Äppelriket Österlen and Kiviks Musteri, singing and music. At Äpplets Hus adjacent to Kiviks musteri there are information displays for both adults and children. There is also a show garden with many different apple varieties to study.
Around Skåne at the various harvest markets, the apple is one of the main attractions – for example, don't miss the Michaelmas market at Fredriksdal in Helsingborg. Experience the authentic old world atmosphere of market crowds, with pranks, music, traditional handicrafts and the food traditions of Skåne.
A few favourite varieties:
Kim: fairly new Swedish apple with dull, red skin. Firm and juicy flesh, great for salads, baked or in casseroles. Winter apple.
Gravensteiner: large, elongated apple with greenish yellow, greasy skin that smells wonderful. Crunchy, delicious taste, goes with everything, especially in pies. Winter apple.
Katja: medium-sized, bright red and greasy skin with good aroma. Good eating apple, tart with a nice sweetness. Late autumn apple.
Rubinola: relatively new apple from the Czech Republic, very attractive, shiny yellow-red skin. High sweetness and acidity, very good to eat and for apple juice. Autumn apple.
Aroma: medium to large apple with beautiful, pink red, matt skin. Juicy and moderately soft flesh with a wonderful aroma, good to eat and for cooking. Late autumn apple.
Signe Tillish: large, yellow-green apple that is sometimes slightly red. Exquisitely good eating apple, also suitable for pies. Autumn apple that keeps until Christmas.
Cox Orange: small apple with yellow-green skin that is sometimes slightly red. Yellow, tasty flesh with a distinctive flavour of nuts and pears. Winter apple.