You have heard the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover". Well I can add to that, "don't judge an apple by it's skin". That is especially true with any variety of Russett apple. These apples are as brown as a Russett potato. A lot of people mistake them for Asian Pears or Bosc pears, but I assure you they are apples. There are several apples carrying the name Russett. I am going to start today with the Russett Beauty. This apple ripens in early September, but is a good keeper. I ate one yesterday and it will still pretty firm.
Information about this variety was hard to come by. I only found a couple websites that said anything about it and they didn't have much to say. So onto my ratings.
My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)
Tartness : 7
Apple Flavor: 9
Overall Feeling: Wow, talk about an apple eating experience. This apple has it all. It's crisp, it's sweet but with a tartness that adds an amazing dimension. And the flavor is strong. The only other Russett I had was the Golden Russett, which is pretty much just sweet with a mild flavor. This is why I love searching for new apple varieties, you never know what unknown gem you might find.