Marna, you missed the best pie apple altogether! lol, my grandmother couldn't make a pie without Northern Spies! They, like Macoun, are an October apple with a firm texture and spicy flavor. I'm going this afternoon to pick some up, some for pie now and some to freeze for later.
haha. SKIMMING my articles eh? I was searching for some local orchards that carried these and did not find any. I did see some in the region, but just not local. I WILL get some eventually. Just goes back to the whole regional thing.l Some are just favorites in different areas!