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Apple Snapshot

Apple Snapshot

Apples bring both crunch and sales to the produce aisle all year -round, but the juicy bite of a crisp apple can transport any consumer to a peaceful, relaxing, and healthy getaway this summer. This annual category is bursting with opportunities thanks to its myriad of unique flavors and applications, so stock up on these popular favorites to tantalize taste buds and watch as foot traffic and profits soar…


ENVY™

Flavor: Refreshingly sweet; clean, fruity finish

Texture: Extraordinary crunch

Size: Medium-large

Color:  Stripy red over a yellow background

Season: Oct–Mar


LEMONADE™

Flavor Bright, tangy-sweet flavor with a hint of effervescence

Texture:  Fine, crisp texture; firm yet juicy crunch

Size: Medium

Color: Golden yellow with occasional orange blush

Season: May–Aug (New Zealand)


SUGARBEE®

Flavor: Intense notes of honey, caramel, and molasses with a complex finish

Texture: Extremely crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Mostly red blush

Season: Oct–May


PIÑATA®

Flavor: Crisp and juicy with classic apple flavors and a tropical twist

Texture: Firm with crisp skin

Size: Medium-large

Color: Red with yellow-orange background

Season: Oct–Jun (Domestic), Jun–Aug (Import)


AUTUMN GLORY®

Flavor: Sweet with caramel and cinnamon notes

Texture: Crunchy with firm flesh

Size: Medium

Color: Yellow background with red stripes and blush

Season: Nov–Jun


COSMIC CRISP®

Flavor: Juicy with ample sweetness and subtle tartness

Texture: Firm and crisp

Size: Large

Color: Rich red color that almost sparkles with starburst-like lenticels

Season: Dec–Jun


SNAPDRAGON®

Flavor: Sweet with a hint of spice and undertones of vanilla

Texture: Maximum crunch; often called MONSTER

Size: Small-medium

Color: Red with some greenyellow

Season: Sep


OPAL®

Flavor: Sweet

Texture: Distinctively crisp, naturally non-browning

Size: Medium-large

Color: Bright golden yellow

Season: Oct–Jun


JAZZ™

Flavor: Sweet, tart

Texture: Dense, crunchy; refreshing bite

Size: Varies

Color: Bright red with subtle yellow under-striping

Season: Oct–Jun (Washington), Jun–Sep (Southern Hemisphere)


RAVE®

Flavor: Outrageously juicy with a refreshing snappy zing

Texture: Crisp with the same Honeycrisp fracture but more juice

Size: Medium-large

Color: Fuchsia to red with a yellow background

Season: Aug–Oct


HONEYCRISP

Flavor: Honey-sweet

Texture: Firm, fine grain; very crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Reddish stripes; slight red blush over yellow background

Season: Year-round


SWEETTANGO®

Flavor: Juicy and sweet with hints of fall spices and citrus notes

Texture: Crisp, thin-skinned apple with a loud crunch

Size: Medium-large

Color: Bright red on yellow background

Season: Aug–Feb (Domestic), Apr–Jul (Import)


KIKU®

Flavor: Super sweet with Fuji characteristics

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Varies

Color: Ruby-red with distinct yellow stripes

Season: Oct–Apr (Domestic), Jun–Aug (Import)


KANZI®

Flavor: Sweet, tangy, and intense flavor; Gala and Braeburn parentage

Texture: Fine grain; extra juicy and crisp

Size: Varies

Color: Red with yellow hues

Season: Nov–May (Domestic), Jun–Aug (Import)


KORU®

Flavor: Sweet yet complex, subtle vanilla flavor

Texture: Incredible crunchy texture

Size: Large

Color: Unique, orange/red color with yellow undertones

Season: Year-round between U.S. domestic season and New Zealand


SMITTEN™

Flavor: Perfectly balanced with refreshing sweetness

Texture: Crunchy and firm

Size: Medium

Color: Yellow background with red striping

Season: Sep–Jun (domestic), Jun–Aug (import)


PINK LADY®

Flavor: Zippy and tart

Texture: Crisp and firm

Size: Small-medium

Color: Reddish-pink blush with yellow background

Season: Year-round (Domestic)


ROCKIT™

Flavor: Crisp, sweet, and delicious

Texture: Always crisp

Size: Miniature

Color: Red blush

Season: Year-round


ARCTIC® GOLDEN

Flavor: Sweet and refreshing

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Medium; sold in slices

Color: Sunset yellow

Season: Nov–Jun


ARCTIC® GRANNY

Flavor: Deliciously tart

Texture: Crisp and juicy Honeycrisp fracture but more juice

Size: Medium-large; sold in slices

Color: Warm green

Season: Dec–Jul


GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Flavor: Sweet and mellow

Texture: Silky and crisp; thin skin

Size: Medium

Color: Golden yellow to white background

Season: Year-round


FUJI

Flavor: Sugary sweet

Texture: Firm, fine grain; very crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Reddish stripes; slight red blush over yellow background

Season: Year-round


RED DELICIOUS

Flavor: Subtly sweet

Texture: Crisp and juicy

Size: Medium-large

Color: Scarlet red

Season: Year-round


MCINTOSH

Flavor: Cider–like sweetness with a slight tang

Texture: Fine grain; extra juicy and crisp

Size: Medium-large

Color: Red with a green background

Season: Sep–Jul


GALA

Flavor: Mildly sweet with floral aroma

Texture: Crunchy

Size: Small-medium

Color: Pale golden yellow, with stripe-like to full red blush

Season: Year-round


AMBROSIA

Flavor: Sweet, honey-like

Texture: Crisp, light, and refreshing

Size: Varies

Color: Blushing red over a creamy yellow background

Season: Year-round (Domestic), May–Aug (Import)


EVERCRISP®

Flavor: Sweet and juicy with Honeycrisp and Fuji parentage

Texture: Moderately firm, packing a loud crunch

Size: Large

Color: Light red with yellow flecking

Season: Oct–Jun


SOURCE: Information provided by AndNowUKnow and The Snack Apple Grower Contributors