When the air turns cool and the trees blaze with color, it's time to fill up your basket and taste the autumn harvest.
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There are thousands of varieties of apples, ranging from tender to crisp and sweet to tart. Apples are available year-round, but they're best from September to November.
To select, look for firm, vibrantly colored apples with no bruises. They should smell fresh, not musty. Skins should be tight and smooth.
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