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"W j news time three forty one after more than a half century of being America's favorite apple the long reign of the red. Delicious has now come to an end, Don daler has more at fishkill farms in upstate New York. Their annual fall harvest of apples is in full swing. But this year, there's a new king of the orchard being crowned the gala apple is projected to come in at number one. By the end of twenty eighteen surpassing the reigning champion, red delicious. I asked third generation farmer. Josh Morgenthau if he's seen a shift away from red delicious since taking over his family's orchard in two thousand eight. Yeah. We've we've pulled out some of our red delicious trees we have seen the last few years part of our crop. Go on picked. We're definitely downsizing red delicious. And and planting other varieties that we think have more potential is it just that are pallets have gotten more sophisticated. Do you think maybe our pallets have gotten more sophisticated but also for so many years, the red delicious, and it's about color and shape and red represents ripeness? And so what looked good on a shelf is what people would buy created in the late eighteen hundreds in Iowa the introduction of the red delicious. Apple redefined, a whole category of fruit author and apple historian Roman. Jacobson? I don't think we'll ever see an apple as icon as the red delicious again. But I think that's probably a good thing. If you think about it read, delicious was the icon of kind of like, a nineteen fifties America, very HAMAs. And Broward back then believed that Americans would never buy apple that wasn't all one color. So either red golden or green then New Zealand started growing an apple called the gala gala, not only looked different but tasted different. The fruit was really sweet and had a crispy texture to munch on once Americans took a bite. There was no going back that did not exist. Any of the American apples, and it very quickly became an increasingly popular apple to the point that as of this year is finally surpassed red delicious to become the number one. Apple as the American consumer began rediscovering the apple the demand for taste."