Suncrisp apples on the tree

Flavor: Combines tartness and honeyed sweetness, with some floral notes

Approximate Ripening: Early October

Uses: Eating, salads

Trivia: SunCrisp, a combination of Golden Delicious and Cox’s Orange Pippin, was developed at Rutgers University by Dr. Fred Hough.  It was introduced in 1994.

Notes: One of the prettier apples around, conical SunCrisp apples are light green shifting to yellow on one side and washed in fire-orange on the other.  The flavor—not-too-sharp tartness combined with bright honey sweetness and a hint of floral notes—improves with age.  SunCrisp doesn’t brown quickly, making it a great garnish for salads.