Flavor: Uniquely spicy with a zippy aftertaste
Approximate Ripening: Mid August
Uses: Eating, baking, cooking, salads, candied apples; use in any dish that call for a flavor punch
Trivia: Yes, you must include the exclamation point! That’s part of the University of Minnesota’s trademark on the apple, released in 1998. In England, this apple is known as Flavar.
Notes: If you can forgive the lack of crunch, you’ll not find a zippier early-season apple than Zestar! It has a flavor unlike any other: bold, sharp, spicy, with an undertone that’s almost like nibbling on sugar. Note that zesty kick on the back end; now you know how this apple got its name. A delight for the adventurous apple connoisseur; there isn’t anything quite like a Zestar!