One of the most unique shape of apples I have come across has to be the Sweet Orin. It has a more oblong shape than any other apple I have seen. This apple originated in Japan, where it is one of the most popular apples in the country. I have heard that people there like to cut them up and share them with their family after a meal. Sweet Orin was created by combining an Indo apple, which I have never seen before, with the very common Golden Delicious. The apple has a good shelf life, so there is hope that it may catch on in the US market. I found an organic Sweet Orin apple at Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)
Tartness : 1
Apple Flavor: 3
Overall Feeling: This is a pretty sweet apple, there isn't any real tartness to it. It is crisp and juicy. It has a pear like taste to it. It's like eating a pear that hasn't ripen, but is still juicy. It would make a nice apple to go along with some more tart apples when making applesauce. If you cook with this apple I would cut down on the sugar used. I think this apple is best just eaten out of hand.
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