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Crimson Delight Apples
Crimson Delight Apples

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Seasonality March - April
Origin USA

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: 1450

A new variety from Washington being introduced into the marketplace by Washington State University after some 15 years of cross-breeding. The university has been trying to develop an apple with good taste, firm texture and extended storage capabilities; the Crimson Delight is the first release from those efforts.

Fruit skin has an attractive orange-red to pinkish-red blush over a yellow background with very conspicuous white lenticels that are unique to the variety.

Medium/large in size, the Crimson Delight has an extremely firm texture that is extra-juicy crisp.

It will take several years of increased commercial planting before the Crimson Delight will enjoy wide distribution.

However, because of the variety’s long-term storage characteristics, this new variety does have the potential to provide season-long supplies as popularity spurs production.

Choose apples that are firm and hollow sounding when tossed a few inches in the air and caught with the palm of the hand. Avoid dense or dull-looking fruit, which is a sign of age. Kept refrigerated, apples will store for 2-3 weeks.

Merchandise next to other apple varieties like Red Delicious, Galas, Fuji and Granny Smith.

Currently, quantities are very limited.

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