Flavor: Bright, sharp, crispy tartness
Approximate Ripening: Late September
Trivia: Born in the Czech Republic as a cross between the Czech apples Vanda and Rubin, Crimson Topaz was introduced to the world market in the 1990s
Notes: This eastern European apple deserves your attention as one of the more flavorful apples around. The bright flavor can almost be described as “crimson.” The coarse yellow flesh conveys a mouth-clearing, bracingly sharp taste that explodes with color in your mouth. A true delight of the fall season.