The search for the next great eating apple began in New Zealand in 2005. By 2011, Smitten was introduced to the United States courtesy of Pegasus Premier Fruit. Today, only a few apple shippers across the country are responsible for the growing, packing and distributing of this unique variety within the domestic market – which includes Sage Fruit!
- Smitten is a bi-colored, stripe apple. It has a bright, pink/red blush over a yellow background
- The flesh is both crunchy and juicy
- Smitten is a hardy apple that remains firm in refrigeration – it stores tremendously well!
Smitten has a perfectly well-balanced flavor. It is sweet, with a hint of tartness and complex aromatics.
Curious yet? Head to your local grocer and pick some up! Let us know what you think. Can’t find them? Ask your produce manager.