Apples are tart. Used for applesauce and pies. They can be processed without further ripening.
Apples are sweet. Makes a light colored applesauce, and is our favorite for drying.
HINTS FOR HANDLING FRUIT
Before consuming, wash fruit.
Do not pack fruit deeply into containers.
As soon as possible, place fruit one layer deep in a place out of direct sunlight where they can be left undisturbed.
Let the fruit finish ripening. The length of time depends on the ripeness when picked and the temperature of the location in which you place them.