Nonetheless, the results are in: the Gala apple is the best for apple bobbing, while the Jonagold comes in second. Researchers from Tesco tested the apples on three aspects which are ideal for a great round of apple bobbing: buoyancy, stem size and the softness of flesh. Here’s what John Worth, the Tesco apple technical manager (is that a real title?) had to say:
Unfortunately if you choose the wrong apple variety it can be a disaster with no one able to fish them out so we wanted to offer a guide on the best type to choose and also some useful tips on techniques to get them out of the water.