Does the apple with the name "Juici" live up to it's name? Or is this just marketing at work?
Another apple variety has been released on the market, and this was does NOT have the word "crisp" in it's name.
Instead this apple focused on another aspect that people like in their apples - juicy. In fact it focused it on that attribute so much that it's the apples name, with the last letter changed to make it more fun.
I have seen Juici apples around the last couple winters, but haven't gotten around to writing about them on the blog. Until today.
What is a Juici Apple?
This time it's a combination of a Honeycrisp and a Braeburn. Juici is being grown by Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers in Wenatchee, Washington. They are responsible for the Koru apple as well.
Growers like some of the attributes of Honeycrisp and dislike others. So there has been a search to replace Honeycrisp. No clear winner yet, but every major apple producer is sending out their new Honeycrisp offspring, hoping theirs is successful.
Is it Really Juicy?
Yes, the apple does indeed live up to it's name. My expectations were higher when I gave this fruit a try and I was surprised of how juicy it really is. The juice was oozing out of the apple after the first bite.
I do believe Juici is the juiciest apple I have ever tried.
On a scale of 1-10, here is how I rate this apple:
I had my wife try both Juici and Sugar Bee at the same time. She decided to finish the Juici apple.
On the other hand, I picked the Sugar Bee apple as I prefer it's flavor. Juici is slightly above average in flavor. There are definitely better tasting apples out there. As compared to eating a Honeycrisp, I prefer the juiciness of Juici and that is stores better than Honeycrisp.
Can You Bake with Juici Apples?
I have yet to try it, but with it's parents being a Braeburn and Honeycrisp (read more about Honeycrisp as a baking apple), I imagine this is a good baking apple.
When in Season?
You can find Juici apples in stores from November to March. I found them in greatest supply during the month of February in 2020, in which they were still eating well - very crispy and juicy.
Where to Buy Juici Apples?
Here are a list of some places where you can look for Juici apples. If you have other locations, please give us a hand and share them in the comments below.
- Randazzo's Fruit Market
More Apples to Try
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