Red Delicious Apple Has Deep Roots in Central Iowa
They’re synonymous with hot pies and were the perfect reward for your favorite teacher. Those who know the fruit best, however, see the red delicious apple more for where it came from than for its many uses. Hint hint, the first ones weren’t grown in Washington. “I just like to have that story so I can tell people that the red delicious did originate in Iowa,” said Jerald Deal, owner of Deal’s Orchard in Jefferson.