Red Prince Apple

by Fruit Maven

If you have a mug that says “the Dude abides” and you say “Goodnight, sweet prince” when you leave your buddies wearing matching shirts for league night, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★½

HUGE red and green striped apple. Have I mentioned how HUGE it is? I could bowl with this thing. It’s the size of a small child’s head. It is very very large. HUGE. Bright white flesh.

AROMA Rating: ★★★½☆

Sweet and grassy

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★½☆

Crisp and juicy – I like them slightly crunchier, but this is good

TASTE Rating: ★★★½☆

Bright, sweet flavor. Very fresh, slight tartness.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

This apple is very good, not great but definitely very good. It’s just so large. Intimidatingly and ridiculously large. How exactly would one casually pull this out of their bag for a snack? I don’t think it would even fit in a paper lunch bag. You would have to haul your lunch around in an actual paper grocery bag — maybe even double bagged. I mean you wouldn’t want to explain that your soup container exploded because you dropped your paper lunch bag when the single handle broke due to the monster size of your apple. Would you?

FRUIT

Apple

VARIETY

Red Prince

PEAK

Fall

ORIGIN

German/Holland border

GROWN

San Luis Obispo, CA

PURCHASED

Grocery Store

NOTES

The Red Prince is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Red Jonathan apples. This is a pretty recent apple, having only shown up in Europe in 1994.  It also appears to have just gotten to the US last year.  Welcome Red Prince! I hope you like it here.  Interestingly, there is an entire website dedicated to the marketing of this apple and it claims that Red Prince apples are uniformly dark red all over, which this one was not.  So…I dunno.

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