The Red Prince Apple
The Red Prince apple was discovered in 1994 in an orchard located on the German/Holland border in a small town called Weert. The discovery happened by the owners when one of their apple trees had produced the most beautiful red apples among a sea of green apples. At the time, they believed it was a gift from Mother Nature and later discovered that it had been developed through the natural crossing of two varieties: the Jonathan and the Golden Delicious.
In 2001, Irma and Marius Botden, co-owners of Global Fruit, planted their first Red Prince trees in Ontario. Nine years later, as exclusive growers in Canada, they are proud to introduce the Red Prince apple to Canadians.
Flavour characteristics and usages
The Red Prince is a premium apple, locally grown in Thornbury, Ontario, available from winter through to summer. Recognized for its antioxidant-rich red skin, the Red Prince has inherited the sweetness and juiciness of the Golden Delicious and the crispness and tanginess of the Jonathan.
The Red Prince is ideal for fresh eating, in salads or in baking and pairs particularly well with sharp cheddars and blue cheeses.
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