You are here

Apples, Red Delicious

Red Delicious Apples
Markon First Crop (MFC) Red Delicious Apples exceed USDA standards for color and shape, offering consistent texture, sugar levels, color, and taste.

Product Details

Shelf Life:
Julian pack date.
Ethylene Producing:
Ethylene Sensitive:
Size designations are based on the approximate number of apples that fit in a 40-lb. carton, so the larger the number, the smaller the apple.
Both U.S. and Washington State grade apples based on color and percentage of defects. Specifically, grading is based on skin color, shape, scarring (caused by branches rubbing the fruit), Brix - Granny Smith only (Brix is a measure of sugars/sweetness in the fruit; it is expressed as degrees.) Grades (from best to good quality): Washington Extra Fancy Premium (WX PRE), Washington Extra Fancy 1 (WX 1), Washington Extra Fancy 2 (WX 2), U.S. Extra Fancy (USX), Washington Fancy (WF).

Available Offerings from Markon for Apples, Red Delicious

Description Net Weight Pack GTIN UPC
Apples, Red Delicious 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 163 COUNT WF 0 06 11628 91260 8 6 11628 91260 8
Apples, Red Delicious 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 163 COUNT WX2 0 06 11628 91272 1 6 11628 91272 1
Apples, Red Delicious 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 175 COUNT WF 0 06 11628 91290 5 6 11628 91290 5
Apples, Red Delicious 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 20 COUNT USX 0 06 11628 91304 9 6 11628 91304 9

Storage Tips:

Refrigerate and keep at high humidity; apples give off ethylene and are sensitive to it, so store appropriately.

Handling Tips:

Handle with care to prevent bruising and decay. Rinse whole fruits and vegetables in clean running water prior to using.

General Usage Ideas

  • Chop Idaho potatoes and apples into cubes; mix with olive oil and salt; roast with rosemary.
  • Accent brown rice or stuffing with fresh cranberries, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped apples.

Fall / Winter Usage Ideas:

  • Garnish house-made eggnog with cubed and roasted, skin-on MFC Red Delicious Apples
  • Sauté sliced MFC Red Delicious Apples, RSS Peeled Garlic, RSS Washed & Trimmed Parsley, and celery root; add mussels and white wine; cover and steam mussels; when all are open, serve with crusty baguette
  • Top creamy grits with ham hock meat, roasted chunks of MFC Red Delicious Apples, and grated Cheddar cheese

Spring / Summer Usage Ideas:

  • Top RSS Spring Mix with duck confit, cubed MFC Red Delicious Apples, cubed fennel, and crumbled Roquefort cheese; dress with peppery vinaigrette
  • Mix a salsa of chopped MFC Red Delicious Apples, chopped peaches, minced Serrano chiles, RSS Washed & Trimmed Cilantro, RSS Lemon Juice, zest of MFC Lemons, and RSS Washed & Trimmed Green Onions; serve over grilled chicken
  • Smother house-made hot dogs with tangy sauerkraut made with RSS Green Cabbage, MFC Red Delicious Apples, and thyme; serve in challah bun

Did You Know?

Washington apple growers who pack Markon First Crop are the largest and most sophisticated in the industry, with the most rigorous quality control standards. Their electronic sorting machines guarantee consistent size and grade in every box. Washington apples are 'put to sleep' during storage season using a process called Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage. The fruit is placed in large, airtight refrigerated rooms where temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity are carefully controlled. This storage method slows respiration, which in turn slows ripening, so the apples stay firm and crisp for months. Washington's harvest begins as follows (depending on weather conditions): Gala and Golden Delicious - Mid-August; Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji - Early September; Braeburn - October. California apple shipments typically begin in January and continue until supplies are exhausted.