Flavor: Sweet and juicy

Approximate Ripening: Mid August

Uses: Eating

Trivia: Released in 1988 by the Morioka Research Station in Japan after a 20-year international research effort studying pollen from the Japanese Akane and the New Zealand Gala apples

Notes: Why wait for Gala when you can have its familiar sweet flavor two weeks earlier?  Sansa is very similar to the popular Gala, and it sports lovely light green flesh that can sometimes take on a pinkish blush.