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The Red Prince is a relatively new apple variety that hit Tesco's shelves last season.
The Red Prince Apple is going to dramatically change the apple industry. This particular apple will offer its superb taste, not in the normal autumn but in spring instead. The apple is packed with juice under a deep red skin which makes it ideal for longer term storage through the winter months and putting a smile on the faces of fruit growers.
The English season doesn't start until August and it has been an on-going battle for growers to come up with a variety that holds its freshness and taste whilst in cold storage through the winter months. To keep the flavour, a combination of reduced levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the cold store helps keep that juicy taste.
Kent based Adrian Scripps, one of the largest growers of apples in the UK, exclusively markets this apple.
Red Prince Apples are a natural cross between Golden Delicious and Red Jonathon varieties giving a sweet tasting, tangy, large apple and we think they are simply delightful!