Fall is finally upon us! With the crisp, autumn breeze comes our favorite crisp, autumn fruit: the apple. With over 7,500 varieties worldwide and apple orchards located in every state, there are options galore for any apple lover. Below is a helpful table of the 12 most popular varieties of apples. Also listed are flavor characteristics as well as the best way to eat each variety. When shopping for apples, a firm, hard apple with a uniform texture is ideal, so avoid apples that have bruises or blemishes, and apples that are soft or have mushy spots. Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative! Along with the countless kinds of apples are the countless ways there are to enjoy them, from baking them into a pie to chopping them up for a fresh addition to a chicken salad, or just grabbing one for a healthy snack on the go!