Thursday, November 3, 2011
A translucent red blush covers about half of the peel, which is otherwise yellow tinted with a little green. The underlying yellow gives the blush an orange cast but it is subdued.
Small lenticels are also understated (except when russeted), presenting as green against the yellow and an almost invisible tan against the blush.
Creston smells sweet and rich like a Golden Delicious, Creston's dam.
The apple's light-yellow flesh is a nice surprise, coarse-grained, crisp, and very juicy. The harmonious and mild flavors of pear, melon, and honey are backed by a good balance of sweet and tart. There is no acidity
Creston's crisp texture and flowing juices elevate this apple above the pack of Golden Delicious daughters, fun and easy to eat.
Creston is a modern breed from British Columbia.