If you spend your day searching Youtube for old commercials like The Chopper instead of working, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★½☆

Solid light green skin with white to pale yellow flesh

AROMA Rating: ★★★☆☆

Light smell of leaves or foliage

TEXTURE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Quite firm with light juice

TASTE Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Mild sweetness, bit of a tart flavor — reminiscent of a dry mellow granny smith

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

This was a mediocre apple with ok tart flavor but not enough juice or spunk for me. Plus I had to chew and chew on this one. Good if you want to impress your friends with your obscure knowledge of apples (which I do) but other than that, I’d pass on this one.

FRUIT

Apple

VARIETY

Ein Shemer

PEAK

Jun-July

ORIGIN

Israel

GROWN

Farmer Steve Inc. Ramona, CA

PURCHASED

Farmer’s Market

NOTES

This apple was purchased a little later in the season than is preferred for the Ein Shemer, but I did buy it right from the farmer. Nonetheless, I may try it again next year even though I wasn’t particularly impressed this time around.