Pinova

Flavor: A mango tropical-ness mixed with a Golden Delicious

Approximate Ripening: Mid-late September

Uses: Eating

Trivia: Created in 1965 at the Institut für Obstforschung of Dresden–Pillnitz in Saxony, Germany, and introduced to the world market in 1986.  It is a combination of Golden Delicious and Clivia.

Notes: This sweet apple has strong tropical overtones; indeed, you can describe the flavor as mango-like.  It’s a great change-of-pace apple when you’re looking for something different from the same-old, same-old.  Place a few of these pale-skinned beauties in a bowl and breathe in their light floral aroma, almost like a bowl of apple-shaped roses!