Tasting Notes

Cox Orange Pippin
Timing: Early season
Appearance: Orange - red blush or stripe on a lime green / yellow background
Texture: Firm, crisp
Flavour: Complex aromatic flavours – mix of sweetness with sub-acid bite
Uses: Dessert apple or fresh out of hand
Availability in Market: April – June
NZ Beauty
Timing: Early season
Appearance: Bright full-red blush on a cream / yellow background
Texture: Crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Aromatic flavour – sweet, juicy, delicate
Uses: Fresh out of hand
Availability in Market: March – June
Royal Gala
Timing: Early season
Appearance: Bright full-red blush or stripe on a cream / yellow background
Texture: Crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Aromatic flavour – mildly sweet
Uses: Fresh out of hand
Availability in Market: April – September
Braeburn
Timing: Mid season
Appearance: Orange-red blush or stripe over a green background
Texture: Firm, crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Initially sweet with a strong acid finish
Uses: Fresh out of hand or for cooking
Availability in Market: April – October
Red Braeburn
Timing: Mid season
Appearance: Full red blush over a green background
Texture: Firm, crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Sweet with an acid finish
Uses: Fresh out of hand or for cooking
Availability in Market: April – October
Fuji
Timing: Late season
Appearance: Red blush or stripe over a green / cream background
Texture: Crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Syrup sweet and very juicy
Uses: Fresh out of hand or for cooking
Availability in Market: April – October
Pink Lady
Timing: Late season
Appearance: Pink blush over a pale green / cream background
Texture: Crisp, crunchy
Flavour: Sweet with sub-acidic effervescent finish
Uses: Fresh out of hand or for cooking
Availability: April – October