Have you tried a Smitten? Once bitten, you’ll be forever Smitten!
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 cross pollination of Gala, Braeburn, Fiesta and Falstaff.
- 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.
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