Just because pink apples are a REAL! Let's celebrate their preciously pink flesh!
Apples: the divine fruit of creation! The most iconic fruit in Western art, literature, and culture. From being the notorious forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden, to falling and inspiring Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, to becoming the world’s most valuable logo. Since antiquity, the apple has been one of the most popular fruits in the Western World and definitely the most popular pome fruit of them all.
But did ya know apple also come in hot pink?
There’s actually 7,500 varieties of apples in existence (whoa! #diversity)! 2,500 of them are grown in the US (though only 100 are grown commercially). They come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, aromas, flavors and colors!
What are Pink Apples
Pink apples is an all-encompassing terms that refers to any apple variety with pink flesh. The actual flesh color of these apples’ ranges from crimson pink to a vibrantly bright pink to a light pastel pink and even an orange-pink with numerous of shades in between!
Regardless of the exact shade, these apples will delight with their surprisingly pretty pink flesh inside.
Varieties of Pink Apples
There’s a TON of varieties of pink apples, some of the most common are:
- Pink Pearl
- Pink Sparkle
- Geneva Crab
- Giant Russian
- Winter Red Flesh
- Mountain Rose
- Red Wonder
- Hidden Rose
- Mott’s Pink
- Buford Red Flesh
- Scarlett Surprise
- Arborose Firecracker
Flavor of Pink Apples
Just as with other apples, their flavor ranges the sweet-tart spectrum.
Their apple taste is on par with non-pink fleshed apples.
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.
Where to Find Pink Apples
Check out your local farmers market to find apples in all their glorious varieties, including pink-fleshed! Supermarkets generally tend to carry the same exact 5-10 kinds! Though you can also request your local grocer to start stocking pink apples!
If you or someone you know is growing preciously pink apples, I’d love to know in the comments below + please send them my way!
This post will continuously be updated with new pretty pink apple pictures!
It's a pretty Pink Apple Cake!
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