Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Autumn Glory has a nice firm squeeze and a sweet cidery aroma.
Inside is coarse crisp yellow flesh, very juicy. There are simple sweet flavors and a great crunch, with corn syrup and faint mineral notes. One sample has a bit of sea brine. Another presents, briefly, B-vitamin tang.
Autumn Glory is a Fuji x Golden Delicious cross marketed exclusively by one grower. The marketing hype says the apple has a taste "like cinnamon " and indeed there is something in the finish that feels warm in the mouth the way that cinnamon can. A little.
Other than the above: If you can imagine a continuum between its parents, this apple is reasonably along it, perhaps closer to the Fuji side.
Growers have been introducing one or two new varieties each winter, so perhaps I should not be surprised at Autumn Glory's supermarket debut. But I did not expect to have another variety to share with you before the end of the year.
Happy new to all.