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Don’t you just hate it when you spend money on apples and get home to find that they’re overripe? Worse yet, they were too sour for your taste or just bland.

There are actually more than 7,500 varieties of apples out there with varying levels of sweetness and tart flavor.

Now, before we point fingers at our local grocery stores and orchards, here are a few tips to help pick out apples that meet your specific tastes and needs. Then check out the mouth-watering recipes for a few common apples after that!