I’m a bit of an apple (the fruit) connoisseur; I doubt there’re a lot of us amateur apple (the fruit, not the computer company) enthusiasts out there.
Apples are one of the oldest and most widely cultivated fruits on earth. The origins, history and its myths are very fascinating once you get into it. Like, did you know that the larynx is called Adam’s Apple because of the myth of the apple, a forbidden fruit being stuck in Adam’s throat?
Enza is New Zealand’s fruit company; they’ve been doing some fun and innovative things with apples since 1948. In 1956 they introduced the beloved Granny Smith apples to the North American market. They also brought us Royal Gala, Braeburn and quite recently, Jazz apples.
Their latest variety of apple is Envy, a hybrid of Royal Gala and Braeburn. I got a few samples of this apple last year and one of its striking features is unlike all other apples it does not brown when cut. Cut or bite into it and it takes hours before it turns brown. It also keeps well, I was so enamoured with them that I saved one for over a week and it still tasted as if I’d just plucked it from my backyard.
The skin is bright red, firm and smooth; the taste is crisp, juicy and sweet akin to the Jazz apples.
The apples are finally ready for their debut, a limited quantity is being pushed out to grocery stores soon and they have some beautiful swag to celebrate its debut. I got these about two weeks ago