Apple season runs from late August until early spring and is divided into three harvests – early, mid and late harvests. Winter Apples (late harvests) are the last of the season to mature and are best to eat from December until early spring.
With over 7,000 varieties of apples in the world, some examples of common winter apples to look out for in January include Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and Pink Lady, but there are lots more varieties which will vary from region to region. Try a few different apple varieties to get to know which ones you prefer.
Remember that two-thirds of an apple’s fibre and a lot of antioxidants are found in it’s peel, so it’s best to buy organic when possible as pesticides can cling to the peel.
Nuts pair well with apples, making a slightly more hardy snack for the winter.
The above fruits are in season in January in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, January seasonal fruits include a variety of berries, cherries, kiwifruit and peaches.