USA's Healthiest Fruits

Jonathan Apples

Jonathan met Woodstock in 1826. Jonagold, Jonafree, and Jonamac descend. Red apples flush yellow or green.

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Black Mission Figs

Franciscan missionaries brought mission figs to the US in 1768, earning their name Franciscana. Black skin makes them Mission figs. 

American apple Cosmic Crisp (WA 38) is a Honeycrisp-Enterprise hybrid. Washington apples are big, red, juicy, acidic, and sweet.

Cosmic Crisp

Idared Apples

Idaho created Idared. Wagener cross Jonathan. Apples are reddish-green. Crisp, juicy, tangy, fragrant, and sweet.

John McIntosh discovered McIntosh apples at Dundela, Upper Canada, around 1811. Since 1870. These apples are green with white dots.

McIntosh Apples

Florida Oranges

Oranges have defined Florida since the mid-19th century. Explorer Ponce de Leon planted St. Augustine's first orange trees.


Tangelos were grown from Mandarin oranges and grapefruits in Florida and southern California in 1897. It thrives in tropical or subtropical climates.

Honeycrisp apples

Honeycrisp apples are Wisconsin natives. State fruit, too. Apples were not bred for storage, transporting, or growing. They are crisp and juicy with a sweet-tart taste.

Golden Delicious and Golden Reinette may be hybrids. Unlike Red Delicious. since 1995.

Delicious Apple

Joseph Hiatt found Red Delicious in Iowa in 1880. Golden Delicious replaced Red Delicious.

Red Delicious