Topaz Apples

How often do you associate apples with the Czech Republic? You may have thought that they only come from our country with the exception of those Fujis from the far east. I hate to burst your bubble but American as apple pie isn’t quite right. Apples are not native to North America. They originated in Central Asia and spread into Europe to countries like the Czech Republic. This is the same country that the growing in popularity Opal apple comes from. In fact the apple I am going to review today is a parent of the Opal apple. The Topaz apple originated in the Czech Republic in the 1990s. It is known for being a disease resistant apple, good news for apple growers.

My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)

Aspect Score
Crispiness 7
Tartness 8
Apple Flavor 8
Sweetness 3
Juiciness 8
Where I Bought Them Busch's (Saline MI)

Topaz Apples

Overall Feeling: If you are a fan of a more tart apple, then you will enjoy Topaz. It has a sharp, clean tart flavor that is juicy and enjoyable. I do not feel it’s too tart to enjoy out of a hand. A good altertnative during the winter months to the Granny Smith. This apple would make an excellent dessert apple. My wife really wants to try use them for some cinnamon fried apples. Would be a great option for pie, although I do like an apple that is a little drier for pie, Topaz I am sure would work.

Where to Find Topaz Apples?
I got mine at my neighborhood Busch’s store. This is the only place I have seen this apples. The sticker that came with the apple did not provide me with any information on who grew the apple. If anyone else has spotted this apple, please share where you got it and what you think of it.


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  1. freeland March 25, 2015, 11:21 am

    I bought ours at Horrocks in Battle Creek.
    Great all around apple.

  2. Eric Samuelson March 26, 2015, 12:49 pm

    That’s a fun store. I stop by there anytime I am passing through Battle Creek.

  3. Michael Wong February 5, 2016, 4:55 pm

    We have a fruit delivery service that delivers fruit to our office here in Cupertino CA and I found a Topaz apple in this weeks delivery. Really yummy apple with more than a hint of lemon and a depth of clear flavor that makes it stand out from the usual honeycrisps, and blows away fuji apples in terms of interesting, bold flavors. I’ll have to seek this one out at my market.

  4. john dale February 12, 2016, 4:18 pm

    It reminds me a daglish crab apple, tart, crisp. Just wonderful

  5. Eric Samuelson February 21, 2016, 10:12 am

    That is great that your work has that kind of service and that is it fresh fruit. Glad you found Topaz apples. Have you found any in the stores?

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I'm Eric. I live in Ann Arbor, MI with my wife, 3 kids, and a flock of ducks. I love grocery shopping, trying new fruits, farmer's market, and traveling.

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