Candycrisp

Flavor: Cool, crisp cotton candy sweetness with strong pear notes

Approximate Ripening: Early October

Uses: Eating

Trivia: Thought to be a chance seedling of Red Delicious discovered in New York

Notes: CandyCrisp is sweetness turned up to 11.  It’s best not to think of it as apple but rather a crunchy, Red Delicious-shaped piece of hardened corn syrup candy.  The flavor is far more pear-like than apple-like.  It’s a truly unique apple, the kind too polarizing for supermarkets but perfect for specialty growers.  Give Candycrisp a try, and you just might find a new sweetheart!