But lately I have also been hopeful about a trend in the newer apple breeds: taste.
Now comes the New York Times with a bushel of new “full flavored” apples, such as Opal, Junami, and Kanzi, all from Europe.
|Rockit’s sweet clove flavor is distinctive.|
The Times discusses the economics of modern apple breeding and mentions a few varieties I haven’t sampled yet.
Breeders nailed the hard sweet crisp thing years ago, to the point where marketers are repeating themselves and foisting old mainstays on the public as new.
If new apple varieties are going to distinguish themselves in the marketplace, it will have to be on some other basis.
Dare we root for taste?