Apple varieties

Austria’s most popular apples
The rich diversity and unrivalled taste of Austrian apples are highly appreciated at home and abroad.


Golden Delicious

Origin: Discovered around 1890 as a chance seedling in West-Virginia (USA). Marketed since 1916.

Grandiose, essentially sweet, compact, full fruit of lively charm; in the background sometimes touches of slight tartness; plenty of juice, highly complex; juicy and firm to the bite despite its elegant and soft flesh; flavours that are typical of the variety and faintly spicy taste.

Recommendation: perfect for fresh consumption, also for baking and desserts, goes perfectly with blue-veined cheese.

Gala

Origin: Kidds Orange x Golden Delicious, 1934 New Zealand, marketed since 1960.

Firm pulp with yellow reflexes; delicious entrance on the palate with a lot of ripe, sweet fruitiness; pleasantly mellow with full flavours and excellent, extremely low acid content – hence its starring role as child-friendly source of vitamins; very tempting.

Recommendation: for glazed apples or sweet baked apples, perfect for fresh consumption.

Braeburn

Origin: stems most probably from the Lady Hamilton variety; described for the first time in New Zealand in 1952.

Firm, compact yet very thin peel; first impression on the palate is animating sweet with slightly tangy yet unobtrusive aroma; develops superbly on the palate; pleasant, medium-soft pulp; very juicy and lively; despite its light tanginess it has refreshingly cool, savoury touches.

Recommendation: perfect for fresh consumption; very suitable to go with hearty cold-cuts and for fruit salads.

Jonagold

Origin: Golden Delicious x Jonathan, developed 1943 in the USA, marketed since 1968.

Elegant, creamy-white and sweet pulp; wonderfully complex aroma; tightly interwoven, delicious fruity volume; fleshy on the palate with rough cells and distinct, mildly tangy taste; layer after layer is exposed; clear and direct; compact and animating; delicate, fine vein.

Recommendation: the ideal apple for baking, fruit salads, chutneys and fresh juice; perfect for fresh consumption.

Idared

Origin: Jonathan x Wagener apple, developed around 1935 in the USA.

Thin, very firm peel; creates a good firm pressure on the palate; distinct, creamy-white, medium-firm pulp; invitingly bundled and juicy hint, but with a very mild effect and balanced out by the brilliantly full sweet extract; slight apple tartness, lots of vitamin C.

Recommendation: especially suited for apple purée and stewed apples; perfect for fresh consumption.

Elstar

Origin: Golden Delicious x Ingrid Marie, crossed 1955 in Holland, marketed since 1975.

Deep, ripe fruit, powerful, juicy, compact with beguiling scent and very strong flavour; enormous wealth of tastes; concentrated, savoury, spicy and sweet; refreshing thanks to its brilliant, fine tangy fruity aroma; very precise and dominant on the palate, with pleasantly demanding structure.

Recommendation: for horseradish-apple sauce; hearty fruit salads and to accompany creamy wine cheese; perfect for fresh consumption.

Arlet

Origin: 1958 from Golden Delicious x Idared in Switzerland, marketed since 1984.

An all-rounder with smooth, compact peel and firm, crisp pulp; full and animating scent and flavour; spontaneously appealing, beautifully structured and very rich in substance with pleasantly balanced acidity; extremely rich in vitamins and wonderfully refreshing.

Recommendation: perfect for fresh consumption; also ideal for fruit stews, jellies, deserts or together with hearty, savoury hard cheese.

Fuji / Kiku®*

Origin: Ralls Janet x Golden Delicious, developed 1939 in Japan, marketed since 1962.

Notably rough-celled, firm yet elegant pulp; concentrated juicy impression; stands out with very distinct fruit sweetness and timid acidity; very harmonious; superbly balanced on the palate; subtle and yet with delicately savoury, spicy character.

Recommendation: a juicy companion for roasts and stews; suitable for compotes and jellies; perfect for fresh consumption.

* Club varieties, marketing rights vary between countries

Pinova / Evelina®*

Origin: Clivia x Golden Delicious, crossed in Germany in 1965, marketed since 1986.

Starts out with the impression of a lot of fruity pressure and firm body; downright muscular and massive; dense and powerful substance; very precise, fruity-sweet flavours but also savoury spicy touches; extremely animating to the bite; tight, very trendy, a multi-talent with grand finesse.

Recommendation: perfect for fresh consumption; ideal for dishes that require firm apples; also for fruit salads.

* Club varieties, marketing rights vary between countries

Availability of the individual cultivars


Varieties Month
09 10 11 12 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Golden D.
Gala
Braeburn
Jonagold
Idared
Elstar
Arlet
Fuji
Pinova
03.11.2011

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Opening of the Austrian Showcase "Consumer Products & Lifestyle", 30. August 2011


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