Red Prince Apple supports the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation

At Red Prince Apples we proudly and strongly support the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. We’d like to share a personal story and the biggest reason why we, the Botden family and Red Prince Apples as a company, are one-hundred percent behind the organization and everything they do. My name is Irma, and my husband Marius and I are co-owners and operators of Red Prince Apples, and this is our daughter Sacha’s story. When we began our journey of growing the heart-healthy Red Prince Apple, we had no idea what special significance this fruit would hold in our family’s heart in the years to come. On July 21st 1992, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our world; Sacha. Being ecstatic parents, we were devastated to find out that little Sacha had a heart murmur. After many tests, the doctors were able to discover that she suffered from VSD. In other words, Sacha had a hole in the wall that separates the two lower chambers of her heart. The size of the hole was so large that too much blood was being pumped to her lungs; this would eventually lead to Sacha’s heart failing. Because of her condition, Sacha faced other obstacles such as insufficient weight gain, and therefore needed to adopt strict care plans that would allow her to be strong enough to endure the vigorous open-heart surgery. Finally, at 5 months old, Sacha was strong enough to under-go the invasive surgery. Like any parents would be, we were nervous and scared but remained hopeful as we waited for news regarding our baby girl. Hours passed and finally...
Red Prince Pairings

Red Prince Pairings

Apples are so versatile, they can be used so many ways… the Red Prince Apple is no exception. With its sweet and tangy finish and its crispy and juicy texture, it lends itself especially well to eating on its own or paired with many different cheeses. Cheese and apples have been paired together for centuries, one of the simplest foods to put together and enjoy. Having some friends together for a get together? A plate of cheese and apples is a simple, yet elegant appetizer to serve, perfect for gathering around and having wonderful conversations. As mentioned above, the sweet and tangy crispness of the Red Prince pairs very well with many different styles of cheese, so you can serve a combination of cheeses to satisfy all of your guest’s preferences. The slight acidity of the Red Prince apple helps cut down the richness in cheeses such as Gorgonzola making a delightful pairing The sweetness and crispness of the Red Prince also works beautifully with the silky smooth texture and earthiness of Camembert or Brie (any creamy cheese works well). Enjoy a blue cheese? The sweetness of the Red Prince pairs beautifully with the sharpness of the cheese Nutty cheeses such Gouda and Gruyere are perfect to pair with the slight tanginess of the Red Prince The stronger the cheese, the better the sweetness of the Red Prince works to mellow the flavour of the cheese for a wonderful combination, perfect with sharp cheddars The tangy, sweet combination of the Red Prince along with its crispness, work wonderfully to enhance the fresh tanginess of goat cheese Add some prosciutto...