October and November are the best times to buy apples because the fruit you buy then is the freshest you’ll get all year.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, apples are harvested from August to November and shipped to markets.
But some of the harvest cools it in special storage facilities designed to keep the apples fresh, beautiful, and tasty.
Nonetheless, an apple you buy in July is likely 10 to 11 months old.