Flavor: Sweet, aromatic, crisp
Approximate Ripening: Early-mid October
Uses: Eating, salads
Trivia: Cameo was discovered by the Caudle family in Dryden, WA in 1987. Its origins are a mystery, but it may be a cross between a Red Delicious and a Golden Delicious since those apples were grown near where Cameo was found.
Notes: Cameo apples are sunny firehouse-red with yellow-green blush, and they have they oblong shape of a Red Delicious, which they may be related to. If you like Red Delicious-style sweetness, you’ll find that Cameo adds an aromatic quality that sets it apart from its maybe-parent. Firm and crisp, it’s a great choice for sweet apple lovers.