Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hidden Rose Apples
Nick found these at Longos the other day. At about $1.20 an apple, they weren't cheap, but the allure of having a green apple on the outside, but a pink hue on the inside, was alluring.
Apparently Hidden Rose Apples are only available in November and possibly December. They have the same texture as a Granny Smith apple, the taste is a little different. Some say they taste like Strawberry Lemonade but I didn't experience that at all, it was tart and sweet at the same time, more so then a granny smith. The rose colour was fun to see and eat. A friend of mine that tried it with me mentioned it reminded her of a poisoned apple from the Snow White fairytale.
Apparently these Hidden Rose Apple® is patented, trademarked and registered exclusively by Dragonberry Produce Inc. located in Clackamas, Oregon. They are only harvested once in late October. They are grown organically, and no pesticides are ever used. They also scar easily, so only 40-50% of apples are blemish free to be shipped to your the grocer.
Interesting apple, it's definitely fun to eat....I wonder how they would do if cooked, in a crumble, or a pie. I think they would give a great colour to smoothies and such as well (though I think it's a bit of a waste.)
Have you tried these? I think Longos would still have them. Have you found them in other grocery stores?
(edit: actually posted by Cindy, it just says Nick because he added the picture)