Green Dragon Apple

November 2nd, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you dream about going to the state fair so you can have your head wrapped in pink and blue feathery light strings of cotton candy (and I do), then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Light green skin with tiny brown freckles, bright white flesh.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★½

Smells like candy apples – a sweet spectacular apple smell.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★☆

Crispy and very juicy, not quite crunchy but close to it.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★★

Perhaps one of the sweetest apples I have tasted – very reminiscent of cotton candy without the oowey goowey, sticky, cotton mouth thing and minus the awful, lingering corn syrup aftertaste.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★½

I know everyone says they like a sweet apple with the perfect tart balance, but I am not like everyone. I like sweet apples. I can eat tart apples and since I like apples, it’s fine. But if you want to hear me go on and on about an apple – and that is why you are here right – then it’s the sweet apples that really get me going. This one is phenomenal. I almost didn’t buy it. Luckily this apple is named Green Dragon, which is one hell of a kick ass name. And despite the fact that I literally have 22 varieties of apple in my refrigerator (no there is not room for things like milk or cheese, why do you ask) and 20 other varieties that I have already taken notes on, I bought this one anyway (or two or whatever). Let me just jump to the point – I am in love with this apple. I want to cuddle with this apple. Divine and unusual – complicated in its sweetness – it has layer after layer of goodness. Find this apple people. Find it and eat it. Then tell your grocer that next time he or she goes to order a Golden Delicious to slap him or her self in the face and order a Green Dragon instead.

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  • Crave! at Work Oct 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    We love your description of the Green Dragon Apple. We’re sharing this on our Facebook page! Thanks so much for loving fresh fruit!

  • Mark Frazee Oct 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    The Green Dragon comes from the northwest, but before I give out anymore info I better check with the grower. I feel I need their blessings. I do have a few boxes in inventory. Their season in real short, maybe 3 weeks long. Please allow me another day to check with the grower and I will get back to you.
    The produce professor.

  • juli Nov 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This apple is incredible and has replaced my previous favorite – Ambrosia!!! Love love love it!!!

  • Anthony Dec 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    stumbled on this website looking up Green Dragon apples I recently purchased at Ralph’s. Loving this site! Rate more apples!

  • Fruit Maven Dec 2, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Well Anthony, it’s your lucky day. I just added Ambrosia Apples to the site today. My readers ask – I deliver!!!!

  • Tim Jan 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Had my first Green Dragon Apple at the TedxSanDiego event, and it was amazing, where do you find these in San Diego?

  • Fruit Maven Jan 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Tim – I first found them at Whole Foods and I know Specialty Produce has them in stock now. I’ve seen them at Vons as well but not recently. So they are definitely getting more popular around here.

  • Chuy Valadez Jan 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I need a green dragon apple tree! My daughter is in love with then and can’t wait to get her next batch of apple to stick on her william-sonoma apple peeler. A day without a green dragon apple is like a day without sunshine. I need a tree asap. Can someone send me a site to order one etc.


  • Fruit Maven Jan 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

    @Chuy – I can’t find anywhere to buy a tree – sorry. But I love this quote, “A day without a green dragon apple is like a day without sunshine”. haha.

  • Foxtrotter Dec 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I just bought my first two at a local grocery and my impression is that it is lacking something-acid maybe? Anyway it was sweet but….
    The best first taste I have had that I remember was when Jazz apples first hit the scene-the ones from New Zealand. The ones from the NW just don’t have the same zing.
    I’ll have to put these Green Dragons into the also rans.

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