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Why Are Apples Red Inside (cause for concern?) | Plant Paladin (1)

Apple treesand the apples they produce areincredibly popular,easily being one of the most common fruits consumed worldwide. Imagine being shocked when I discovered one of my apples was red inside. This got me asking the question of do other apples have red flesh. Why are apples red inside?

The most common reason why apples are red inside is the MYB10 gene. This is a localized genetic protein with an R2R3 transcription factor for anthocyanin pigmentation pathways. This causes a mutation in some apple species to develop a red fleshy interior.

Other causes for red insides are:

  • The oxidation process.
  • External environmental actors.
  • Other fruits and vegetables.
  • Just general deterioration of your apple.

So are red interiors in your apple bad? And what other colors can the fleshy part of an apple be? Keep reading to find out more!

Why are apples red inside?

To understand whyapplesare red inside, I did a deep dive into the scientific literature and journals, got in touch with mylocal botanical gardens,and even surveyed fiveplant paladinreaders.

All to ensure you have the most detailed post on why some apples are red inside.

To summarize:

  • The main reason some apples are red is genetic factors.
  • Certain species, such as Firecrackers, pink pearls, and winter red flesh, have a genetic predisposition that causes them to develop a red interior.
  • Scientifically, the reason for this is the MYB10 gene which causes a genetic mutation in the apple’s genes.
  • This gene, then classified as a localized genetic protein, contains a transcription factor, which dictates the pigment of the skin, insides, and overall color of the apple.
  • As the transcription factor contains an R2R3 transcription factor, this causes certain pieces to develop a red flesh interior.
  • Other significant causes for an apple to develop red insides include environmental factors, stress, disease, rotting and death, and oxidization.

This is quite a lot of information, so let’s break these down in more detail.

Staring, of course, with the most common reason – species and genetics!

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Species and genetics

So, the first significant cause of an apple with red flesh/red insides is just the species of apple.

Believe it or not, several (quite popular) apple species have genetics predisposing them to develop a red interior.

This is highly common in species that already have red skin.

Now at first glance, you might think that these species might be dangerous to eat but rest assured, they taste the same as other apple species.

Even better yet, the red may contain more antioxidants than the regular white interior apple counterparts.

What species of apple have red flesh?

So as mentioned, apples with red flesh/interiors are widespread.

Still, the following are amongst the most popular sub-species:

Almata, Firecracker, Geneva, Giant Russian, Hidden rose, Mountain rose, Pink Pearl, Pink Sparkle, Red Flesh, Scarlet Surprise, Thornberry, and Winter Redflesh Appples are all widespread apple sub-species with red flesh/interiors.

Now there are well over 100 apple species with red flesh interiors, so I’ve pulled as comprehensive a list s list as possible here:

Apple Variety

Color Inside


Ideal Growing Conditions

Airlie Red Flesh / Hidden Rose Apple


United States

Cool to cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

Almata Apple



Cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun

Firecracker Apple


United States

Moderate climate, well-draining soil, full sun

Geneva Apple



Cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun

Giant Russian Apple



Cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun

Hidden Rose Apple


United States

Cool to cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

Mountain Rose Apple


United States

Cool to cold climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

Pink Pearl Apple


United States

Cool to moderate climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

Pink Sparkle Apple


United States

Cool to moderate climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

Red Flesh Apple


United States

Cool to moderate climate, well-draining soil, full sun to partial shade

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Complete list of red-fleshed apples:

  • Airlie Red Flesh/Hidden Rose Apple
  • Almata Apple
  • Apricot Apple
  • Bakran Apple
  • Baldwin Red Flesh
  • Baya Marisa Apple
  • Belle Fleur Krasny Apple
  • Blush Rosette Apple
  • Breunsdorfer Apple
  • Brown’s Apple
  • Budavgosky Apple
  • Bundy’s Ringwood Red Apple
  • Burford’s Red Flesh Apple
  • Burgundy Apple
  • Christmas Pink Apple
  • Clifford Apple
  • Devonshire Quarrenden Apple
  • Dirleton Red Apple
  • Discovery Apple
  • Dubbelman Apple
  • Eagle Point Star Apple
  • Firecracker Apple
  • Geneva Apple
  • George’s Red Apple
  • Giant Russian Apple
  • Glowing Heart Apple
  • Grenadine Apple
  • Hall’s Pink Apple
  • Hansen’s Red Flesh Apple
  • Harry Baker Apple
  • hidden rose
  • Kingsbury Priory Apple
  • Laura Apple
  • Laxton’s Fortune Apple
  • Maypole Apple
  • Merton Knave Apple
  • Merylinn Apple
  • Mott’s Pink Apple
  • Mountain rose
  • Niedzweckyana Apple
  • Norfolk Rattlebox Apple
  • Peach Melba Apple
  • Pendragon Apple
  • Pink Beauty Apple
  • Pink Bouquet Apple
  • Pink Parfait Apple
  • Pink Pearl Apple
  • Pink Princess Apple
  • Pink Sparkle Apple
  • Pixirosso Apple
  • Pomfital Apple
  • Purple Passion Apple
  • Purple Wave Apple
  • Raven Apple
  • Devil Apple
  • Red Flesh Apple
  • Red Hook Apple
  • Red Miller’s Seedling Apple
  • Red Moon (Roter Mond) Apple
  • Red wonder
  • Redfield Apple
  • Redford Apple
  • Redlove Apple
  • Rosette Apple
  • Roter Herbstkalvill Apple
  • Rubaiyat Apple
  • Scarlet Surprise Apple
  • Scugog Apple
  • Soulardii Apple
  • Surprise Apple
  • Thornberry Apple
  • Totem Apple
  • Vampire Apple
  • Watermelon Apple
  • Webster’s Pinkmeat Apple
  • Weirouge Apple
  • Winter Redflesh Apple

Let’s break down the ten most common species in a little bit more detail:

Airlie Red Flesh

The Airlie Red Flesh, or the Hidden Rose Apple, is a unique apple variety with a bright green exterior that hides gorgeous pink or rose-colored flesh.

It was first discovered in Oregon, USA, in the 1960s and is a hybrid of two different apple varieties.

It has become popular recently for its striking appearance and distinctive taste and is used in baking, juicing, and eating fresh.

The apple has also been praised for its high antioxidant content and potential health benefits.

Almata Apple

So unlike some of the other apples in this list, it’s often argued that the red-fleshed Alamata apple is a crab apple.

These apples are beautifully round, have sharp red/pink skin, and, most importantly, have a deep red fleshed interior.

These apples can be commonly found/grown in Oregon.

Firecracker apples.

These resemble something of a pink lady; these Firecracker apples have a beautiful bright red fleshy interior.

Firecracker apples have several uses, including turning them into juice, cider, or for desserts.

Geneva apples.

Geneva apples are relatively small, well-kept apples with red and white interior flesh.

While the red insides will not be as deep as some others on this list, this apple can be used as ornamental food and a vital ingredient in ciders and other drinks.

Giant Russian

Developed by the soviet union in 1978, this apple is a mix of Antonovka and Jonathan varieties.

Both the skin and inside of this apple will turn red when ripe.

Hidden rose

The Hidden Rose apple, also known as the Airlie Red Flesh or the Oregon Red apple, is a unique and rare variety of apples known for its striking pink-red flesh.

The apple was discovered in the 1960s, growing on a farm in Airlie, Oregon.

It remained relatively unknown for several decades until it started to gain popularity among apple enthusiasts and specialty growers.

The Hidden Rose apple is characterized by its green-yellow skin, often dotted with pink, and its juicy, crisp flesh, a deep pink-red color throughout.

Mountain rose

The Mountain rose apple is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 30 feet tall.

It produces small to medium-sized apples that are usually round or slightly oblong.

The fruit’s skin is typically yellow-green or golden-yellow, and it may have a pink blush on the side exposed to the sun.

Pink pearl apple

The Pink Pearl apple is a unique variety of apple that is known for its distinctive pink flesh.

It is believed to have originated in Northern California in the mid-20th century and is a hybrid of the Surprise and Golden Delicious apple varieties.

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The Pink Pearl apple is medium-sized and round, slightly flattened.

The skin is typically yellow-green or light green with a pink blush, but the flesh sets this apple apart. When sliced open, the flesh of the Pink Pearl apple is a deep pink or rose color, which fades to white near the core.

The flesh is firm, juicy, and sweet, slightly tart flavor.

Pink sparkle apple

Developed by theUniversity of Saskatchewanand released to the public in 1978, this apple is a scientific wonder.

A mix of pink pearl and sparkle apples, its pink skin and pink flesh are highly sought out.

Red flesh.

Red flesh apples have a distinctive red or pink interior flesh instead of most apple varieties’ typical white or yellow flesh.

The flesh of these apples can range from light pink to deep crimson and have various flavors, from tart to sweet.

Scarlet Surprise.

Scarlet Surprise is a type of apple developed in the late 20th century by Cornell University’s apple breeding program.

It is a cross between two apple varieties called Macoun and Honeygold.

Scarlet Surprise apples are medium-sized and have a conical shape with a slightly flattened base.

The skin is bright red with greenish-yellow undertones and a waxy texture.

The science behind red-fleshed apples

So now you know that some apples have red interiors; what science causes this to occur in most species?

Well, as mentioned, I looked at as many scientific studies and research as possible to get a clear understanding of this, and in a nutshell, it comes down to one crucial word.


Like us, apples have billions of genes that impact every aspect of their being.

Genes to determine how sweet an apple is, genes to determine when it will ripen, and, in the interest of this post, genes that determine the pigment of the skin and interior of the apple.

The pigment itself is better known as something calledAnthocyanin.

The moreAnthocyaninfound in apples, the higher the chance of an apple developing a red flesh interior.

When scientists sequenced the DNA of red-fleshed apples, they identified a gene called MYB10.

This gene controls the amount of Anthocyanin found in apples – directly impacting the color of an apple’s flesh and skin.

Apples with a higher transcription factor of R2R3 were more likely to have higher anthocyanin levels, leading to apples with red flesh.

What do the studies say

As mentioned, I didn’t want you to take my findings but reference the studies that found this research.

The breakthrough study has to be fromEpsley and Allen, which found a derelict correlation between myb10 and the red flesh color.

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In theirexperiments:

  • First, they introduced the gene encoding MYB10 into a tobacco leaf and showed that the patch on the leaf where the gene was introduced went red. This meant the MYB10 protein could force tobacco plants to make a lot of anthocyanins. This experiment gave them a quick, clear result, confirming they were on the right track.
  • Next, they made a transgenic apple plant that contained an extra copy of the gene encoding MYB10 in every cell. They made sure that every cell produced a lot of MYB10 protein by including a strong promoter in front of the gene. All the tissues of the transgenic plant were red.
  • As a final check, they looked at the levels of expression of MYB10 protein in apple flesh. This showed much more MYB10 in red flesh than in white flesh.

Together, these experiments confirmed that MYB10 controlled red coloration in apples, including red flesh color.

Other studies that also found the same results include:

  • Wanget al. – MYB10 genome determined apple skin and flesh color
  • Change et al.– Found the r3r3 MYB transcription factor causes red flesh

Why are my apples red inside – other factors

So now we have covered the main reason why apples have red interior flesh. What are some of the other reasons that can cause this?

I’ve broken these down in more detail below:


When an apple is exposed to air, the enzymes in the apple’s flesh react with oxygen in the air, causing a chemical reaction called oxidation.

This process results in a brownish/reddish discoloration of the apple’s flesh.

Limiting the apple’s exposure to air can slow down or prevent this reaction. For example, you can keep cut apples from turning brown by dipping them in an acidic solution, such as lemon juice or vinegar.

How to prevent apple oxidization?

There are several ways to prevent apple oxidation and keep your apples looking fresh:

Cut the apple just before you are ready to eat it.Cutting an apple exposes more of its flesh to air, accelerating oxidation.

Cutting the apple just before you eat it minimizes the time it is exposed to air.

Dip the cut apple into an acidic solution. Acids such as lemon, lime, or vinegar can help slow oxidation by slowing down the enzymatic reaction that causes the apple to brown. Dip the cut apple slices in the acidic solution for a few seconds, then pat them dry with a paper towel.

Store the apple in airtight containers. Store cut apples in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Limiting the apple’s exposure to air can also help slow down oxidation.

Also, place a damp paper towel over the apple slices before sealing the container to keep them moist.

Keep the apple in a cool place.Store apples in the refrigerator if possible. Oxidation happens faster at higher temperatures, so keeping your apples cool can help slow down the process.

Is it safe to eat oxidized apples?

It is safe to eat oxidized apples. The brownish discoloration when an apple’s flesh is exposed to air is not harmful to human health. It is simply a natural chemical reaction that occurs as the enzymes in the apple’s flesh react with oxygen in the air.

While the brownish color may not look as appetizing, oxidized apples are still safe to eat and retain all their nutritional value. However, the texture and flavor of the apple may be affected by oxidation, so some people may prefer not to eat apples that have turned brown.


Temperature can also affect the color of an apple’s flesh.

Apples stored at warmer temperatures may develop a yellowish, brownish, or in severe cases, reddish tint to their flesh, while apples stored at cooler temperatures may retain their whiter color.

This is because temperature affects the activity of enzymes in the apple’s flesh. Warmer temperatures increase the activity of enzymes that break down the apple’s pigments, causing the color to change.

Cooler temperatures slow down enzyme activity, which helps to preserve the apple’s color.

Therefore, to prevent discoloration of an apple’s flesh, storing them in cool, dry places and limiting their exposure to air as much as possible is essential.

Stress or damage

Accidental damage or bruising can cause parts of the inside flesh of your apple to turn brown or red.

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This can also cause these apples to age resulting in a bitter taste prematurely.

Don’t drop your apples; ensure you cut off any brown spots before tasting.


Certainpestsmay indirectly affect the color of the apple’s flesh by causing damage to the skin, which can lead to increased exposure to air and oxidation.

For example, apple grubs, the larvae of a type of fruit fly, tunnel into the flesh of the apple and leave brownish tunnels as they feed.

This can lead to increased exposure of the apple’s flesh to air and oxidation, which may cause a color change.

Similarly, codling moths, another type of fruit pest, can cause brownish streaks and tunnels in the apple’s flesh as they feed.

What are the best red-fleshed apples?

Airlie red-fleshed apples are the best, commonly known as hidden rose apples. These apples have a deep red color and dark red skin and taste delicious. These red apples also contain plenty of antioxidants, making them an ideal healthy snack.

Can you eat apples that are red inside?

You can eat apples with red flesh inside. This is because red flesh apples, while rare, are sub-species of apples bred to have red flesh. Some species include Airlie Red and hidden rose, which have flesh-red insides.

Red fleshed apples contain higher levels of antioxidants leading to healthier apples overall.

Can you make juice with apples that are red inside?

You can make juice, other beverages, and desserts with red fleshed sd apples, as you would for white-fleshed apples. Red fleshed apples may contain more antioxidants due to the color, ensuring your beverage will be significantly healthier.

How long do red-fleshed apples last?

The shelf life of red-fleshed apples, like any other apple variety, depends on several factors, such as the storage conditions and the ripeness of the fruit at the time of purchase.

If you have purchased red-fleshed apples that are fully ripe and ready to eat, they will generally last 5-7 days at room temperature before starting to soften and lose their flavor. However, storing them in the refrigerator can last for up to 2-3 weeks.

Are red-fleshed apples cause for concern?

Red-fleshed apples are not a cause for concern in most cases. The red flesh is typically derived from a genetic mutation in the sub-species of the apple. These apples are safe to consume and may contain more antioxidants than their white-fleshed counterparts.

Why are red apples with pink inside?

Red apples with a pink inside are typically an apple species bred to contain red or pink flesh. Common species include pink pearl and hidden rose, both of which have red skin with flesh pink/red interiors.

What other fruits have red interiors?

Several other fruit species also contain a similar gene that creates red interior flesh.

These include:

  • Blood orange
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries
  • Dragonfruit
  • Redcurrants
  • Pomegranates

Black flesh in apples

Black flesh is most commonly caused by fungal, bacterial, pest, or general accidental damage to the apple. Should your apple contain black flesh discard it to avoid any potential pathogens from entering your system.

However, some apple varieties, such as black diamond apples, have a natural dark, deep red flesh that is safe to consume.

Survey on why apples have red flesh.

Finally, I asked five plant paladin readers why apples typically have red flesh inside.

To summarize:

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This post was written by Fehed Nicass, who has been passionate about bonsai and gardening for over three years.


Why do apples get red inside? ›

The presence of red flesh in apple cultivars is caused by the MYB10 gene, a localized genetic protein and transcription factor for anthocyanin pathways. Anthocyanins – which are a type of water-soluble polyphenolic pigment – give fruits and vegetables their signature shades of red, purple, blue or black.

Why are kissabel apples red inside? ›

The Kissabel brand of apples was bred as a cross with wild, red-fleshed crab apples.

Are apples that are red inside safe to eat? ›

Yes, you can eat apples that are red inside. The apple's flesh will taste the same regardless of its colour. However, the skin may be a different colour (depending on the variety of apple). For example, the Hidden Rose apple has a pinkish hue to its skin.

What is a green apple with red inside? ›

'Pink Pearl' apples are generally medium-sized, with a conical shape. They are named for the color of their flesh, which is a bright rosy pink sometimes streaked or mottled with white. They have a translucent, yellow-green skin, and a crisp, juicy flesh with tart to sweet-tart taste.

What are red apples inside called? ›

A Lucy apple tastes sweet and tart with a crunchy texture, much like a Honeycrisp, but it gets its striking flesh color from Airlie Red. When you cut open a Lucy apple, the inside is mostly pinkish-red with a little bit of white. The new variety comes in two types: Lucy Rose and Lucy Glo.

Should apples be refrigerated? ›

Apples are safe at room temperature, but their higher ethylene content contributes to faster ripening. Apples stored in the refrigerator can last for several weeks. Cut produce is more susceptible to pathogens, so storing in the refrigerator can limit pathogen growth.

When should apples not be eaten? ›

If you notice physical signs of expiration, such as bruising, soft spots, or oozing, it's best to discard apples to prevent the intake of potentially dangerous compounds called mycotoxins.

Can dogs eat apples? ›

Yes, dogs can eat apples. Apples are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for your dog. They are low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior dogs. Just be sure to remove the seeds and core first.

What is the pink worm in apple? ›

The codling moth is a worldwide pest of apples; the "worm" can be found inside the apple. The CM has a complete life cycle (egg – larva – pupa – adult) and may go through 2 or 3 cycles per year.

What are red apples with pink inside? ›

Hidden Rose Apples

The apple pictured in this post are all of the Hidden Rose variety. They're a natural hybrid apple first discovered growing wild in the Pacific Northwest around 1960. Their flesh is rose colored, and their flavor is tart and mildly sweet.

What does greening apple taste like? ›


The skin of these apples is bright green, with a creamy, firm flesh. The flavor is very tart when picked, but mellows and sweetens as it ages.

Are there blood apples? ›

Red Moon® is a new apple variety with a red flesh. It is completely natural and is filled with valuable nutrients. The red colouring of the flesh comes from so-called anthocyanins, which are organic red pigments that can be found also in other fruits with antioxidative effect.

Why are red apples better? ›

However, red apples have more anthocyanin, which may provide heart-healthy and cholesterol-lowering benefits. For instance, Red Delicious apples contain nearly five times as much anthocyanins as Granny Smiths. Red Delicious apples also have slightly more fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin K.

Do they dye apples red? ›

Oranges aren't the only items in the produce section that are artificially colored. There are a few other fruits and veggies that have been known to be treated with artificial dyes. They include: Red Delicious apples.

What fruit should not be refrigerated? ›

Fruits That Should Not Be Stored in the Refrigerator

Apricots, Asian pears, avocado, bananas, guava, kiwis, mangoes, melons, nectarines, papayas, passion fruit, pawpaw, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapples, plantain, plums, starfruit, soursop, and quince will continue to ripen if left out on the counter.

Can I freeze apples? ›

Freezing apples is a really great way of preserving them, especially if you have a glut. Find out how best to freeze apples for use in crumbles and smoothies. It's best to use frozen apples in baking or smoothies, because the texture of fruit that has been frozen and thawed is softer.

Why do apples last so long? ›

Controlled Atmosphere Is The Key To Keeping Apples All Year Round : The Salt After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.

Why shouldn't we eat apple at night? ›

If you eat apples at night or in the evening, this pro-digestive fruit can turn against you and load on your intestinal functions. This means apples at night will produce gas and make you severely uncomfortable during the wee hours.

Can we drink water after eating apple? ›

Avoid water after fruits because it causes interruption with the absorption and digestive process in the stomach that would eventually cause acidity. With this people feel sick and nauseous after eating fruits. The recommended thing is to drink water at least an hour after eating fruits.

What fruit is best to eat at night? ›

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  4. Oranges. ...
  5. Avocados. ...
  6. Kale. ...
  7. Lettuce. ...
  8. Tomatoes.

Can dogs eat popcorn? ›

Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings is not safe for your dog on a regular basis, although eating a few dropped pieces here and there probably won't hurt them.

Are eggs good for dogs? ›

Are Eggs Good for Dogs? Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out. Remember that eggs are only as good as the chicken they come from.

Can dogs have peanut butter? ›

Whether speaking to new or seasoned pet parents, veterinarians are often asked 'can dogs eat peanut butter? ' The good news is that regular peanut butter is safe to give your dog as a treat. Just make sure to avoid peanut butter with Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products.

What parasite is found in apples? ›

The apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella), also known as the railroad worm (but distinct from the Phrixothrix beetle larva, also called railroad worm), is a species of fruit fly, and a pest of several types of fruits, especially apples.

Why do all my apples have worms? ›

Most likely the “worms” in your apples are actually codling moth larvae. The codling moth is a common insect pest and apples are its preferred food, although pears and English walnuts can also be targets. Often the first indication of a codling moth infestation is the destruction you find inside a ripe apple.

Is it OK to eat wormy apple? ›

If you do notice some wormy apples on your tree this fall, they are fine to eat, just cut them up to avoid the damaged areas. And even if you take an unfortunate bite while not looking, I suppose that a little extra protein can't hurt.

What is the sweetest red apple? ›

Apple Sweetness Chart
Types of ApplesSweetest LevelBest For
Fujithe sweetest apple varietysnacking, applesauce and salads
Galahighly sweetsnacking, applesauce and salads
Golden Delicioussweet, rich and mild in flavorsnacking, baked apples and applesauce
Red Delicioussweet-tart mix but very mild in flavorsnacking and salads
7 more rows
Aug 9, 2022

What color apples are the sweetest? ›

The Red Delicious should also be recognized as being one of the parent apples to the Fuji, perhaps the world's sweetest apple in commercial production. Red Delicious apples are not closely related to Golden Delicious (they are related by corporate marketing, not by genetics).

What apple is tasting like pineapple? ›

Piñata® brand Pinova cultivar apples please your tropic cravings. Piñata® has a crisp, juicy bite, but what really gets people excited is its noticeable yet balanced sweet and tart taste and long-lasting pineapple finish.

What is a Granny Smith apple with red? ›

Red Granny Smith apples are round/conical and medium to large in size, and as their name suggests, a vibrant red. The flesh is creamy and white, with a firm yet tender texture. They are very sweet and also tart, and achieve best flavor when grown in Australia.

What flavor is red and green apple? ›

Green apples are sour in taste and have thick skin, which makes them crispier. Red apples, on the other hand, are sweet, juicy, and have thin skin. It is due to their sweetness, people prefer red apples over green ones,” Kumari wrote in an Instagram post.

What does red pippin apple taste like? ›


Red Pippin apples are aromatic and have a nutty, sweet-tart, and mildly acidic flavor with notes of orange, vanilla, and pear.

What does a hidden rose apple taste like? ›

Flavor profile and description

Tart and mildly sweet, Hidden Rose Apples® have a distinctive flavor with hints of strawberry lemonade. It has a pale yellow skin covered in a faint red blush and speckled with white freckles. The vibrant pink flesh is both crisp and juicy.

Which is the sweetest apple? ›

Apple Sweetness Chart
Types of ApplesSweetest LevelBest For
Fujithe sweetest apple varietysnacking, applesauce and salads
Galahighly sweetsnacking, applesauce and salads
Golden Delicioussweet, rich and mild in flavorsnacking, baked apples and applesauce
Red Delicioussweet-tart mix but very mild in flavorsnacking and salads
7 more rows
Aug 9, 2022

What is the sweetest apple in the world? ›

The sweetest apple in the world is the Honeycrisp. Honeycrisp apples are one of the most popular types of apples for their sweetness and crispness. Honeycrisp apples have a honey-like sweetness with a slightly tart flavor.

What apple tastes the best? ›

But which apples are the best-tasting apples? Some of the best-tasting apple varieties are Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, Ambrosia, and Cox's Orange Pippin. These varieties are most flavorful when picked at peak ripeness and eaten within a few months of harvest.

Which apple is healthier green or red? ›

Green apples are lower in calories and carbs. Green also have 63% more protein, slightly more fiber, more potassium and iron. Red is higher in beta carotene and in antioxidants. The only major difference in nutrition is that green apples have almost twice as much vitamin A than red apples.

What color apple is the sweetest? ›

The Red Delicious should also be recognized as being one of the parent apples to the Fuji, perhaps the world's sweetest apple in commercial production. Red Delicious apples are not closely related to Golden Delicious (they are related by corporate marketing, not by genetics).

What is the difference between green apple and red apple? ›

Green apples have less sugar and carbs, and more fiber, protein, potassium, iron, and vitamin K, taking the lead as a healthier variety, although the differences are ever so slight. The only major difference in nutrition is that of vitamin A, which is almost twice more in green apples as compared to red apples.

What is most expensive red apple? ›

Sekai Ichi

M.B. Sekai Ichi are the most expensive apples in the world, hailing from Japan and selling for more than $20 each in stores. The variety came from a cross between Golden Delicious and Red Delicious. They were first bred in Morioka, but nowadays the apples are mainly grown in Aomori prefecture.

What is the best tasting apple to eat raw? ›

The best apple for snacking is really a matter of personal preference, but you can't go wrong with a SweeTango®, Honeycrisp, Piñata®, Pink Lady or Fuji apple. All varieties will give you that fresh, crisp sweetness you're craving.

Why are Red Delicious apples so cheap? ›

At the same time, the cheap price of Red Delicious makes the fruit especially desirable in markets with low average incomes. The variety tends to cost less for several reasons. First, soft domestic demand has tanked price and they tend to be grown on older trees, with the startup costs long since paid off.

What apple tastes like a Pink Lady? ›

Another cross between Red Delicious and Lady Williams led to the Cripps Red apple. This apple, while also tasty and multi-purpose, is red rather than the trademark blush color of the Pink Lady brand. The Cripps Red is sold as the Sundowner apple and is similar to the Pink Lady in taste and texture.

What flavor is Lady Apple? ›

Appearance and Flavor

These juicy apples are outstanding with a mildly sweet-tart flavor. They have white, crisp flesh. Lady apples are excellent for eating fresh as dessert and snacks.

What flavor is Pink Lady apple? ›

Pink Lady apples are a relatively new cultivar of apple to the United States, having only been available for commercial production since the late 1990s. Pink Lady apples are very firm, and exude a tart flavor and effervescent finish.


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