Sunday, October 20, 2013
A few of these sport a mottled persimmon blush, as in my photographed sample. The green is a bit lighter than that of a Granny Smith.
Sweetness predominates in the dense white flesh of this apple, with hints of lemonade, table grapes, and flowers. The flesh oxides almost instantly where torn.
This pippin offers delicate flavors and a firm satisfying chew, without being hard.
Every apple has a story, however short, but the man from Live Earth Farm at the farmers market in Santa Cruz did not know this one, except to say this was a pippin, a found variety.
I taste all apples great and small. Finding an unnamed pippin like this, if you want to try it, presents some obvious difficulties. Even if the apple grows at other farms, which is questionable, it is going to be hard to identify.
If you want to try this apple you will have to go to the farm in Watsonville California, or a nearby farmers market, sometime around the end of September.