Do this apple taste like lemonade? Or is it just a cute marketing name?
Find out why this apple from New Zealand is my favorite out of that country.
There is nothing like biting into a tall, crunchy glass of lemonade.
Wait biting into? Yes you can now sink your teeth into lemonade in all new way with the Lemonade apple.
❓ What is a Lemonade Apple?
They are a product of the Yummy Fruit Company (what an awesome name!).
The apple is a mostly yellow with some green undertones in some specimens. You will notice it has a more elongated shape, kind of like a Braeburn.
🌤️ When in Season?
Look for Lemonade apples in stores in the United States from May through August. The early you get them the better.
I picked up this New Zealand apple at Meijer (for $1.99/pound) in Ypsilanti, Michigan during the month of July. I saw much earlier a previous year in the month of May I thought I might have missed out on them this season.
I found that their season in stores is from spring to the end of summer.
Here is what I think of the apple on a 1-10 scale.
👅 What Does It Taste Like?
In the spring and early summer it can be hard to find any good apple to eat. Most of the apples in the stores are sweet, crunchy, with little flavor. It is refreshing to have the Lemonade apple come along.
It has sweet enough for out of hand eating but with enough tartness to satisfy me. It is a juicy apple. The juice seems to burst in your mouth like bubbles if you can imagine that. I can almost imagine myself drinking sparkling juice.
The flavor is good, but don't expect it to taste like lemon. The color of the apple and the tartness to it, is why the lemonade name fits.
🍏 You might like this apple if you like - Braeburn, Rave, McIntosh, Jonathan
- Be careful when choosing the apple in the store. They can brush easily if not handled properly.
- Also if they are too bright yellow this may indicate age and that the apple is not going to be as crisp
- How to store - I would keep them in the fridge for optimal freshness
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🍎 More Apple Varieties
Here are some other apples you'll want to buy into:
New Zealand varieties
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