Even thought fall has long come to an end, new apple varieties are still showing up in the stores. In the winter of new apple varietites (see bottom for list) to try, you can now add the Lady Alice apple to the list. The Lady Alice has an interesting story behind it. It was discovered by Don Emmons in his farm outside of Gleed, Washington. In the year 1979, he was culivating his orchard, when a disc from this plow hit at the bottom of a red delicious tree. The tree send out another branch which did not look like the rest of the tree. The fruit it would go on to produce was also very different than a red delicious. This new variety was thus created by accident, so the actual parents of this apple are a mystery. Upon looking at the apple it has some yellow patches that look like a Golden Delicious.
So now onto the important part, the taste. It is a sweet apple with a rich taste and enough tartness so that it’s not overly sweet. I felt it tasted much like a Honeycrisp, just not as crispy, but still quite crisp. It’s amazing for out of hand eating. I haven’t used in any baking applications, so I don’t know how it would work for that. If anyone has tried baking with them, let me know how that turned out.
Where to Buy/Find Lady Alice Apples
Here is a list of stores that have carried Lady Alice apples. Check with each store for availability. Leave a comment below to tell us where you are finding them.
Whole Foods Market
The Produce Station (Ann Arbor, MI)
For your viewing pleasure I included a video below about this amazing apple:
Check out this page to learn more about the newest apple varieties on the market.