FAQ'sSome things people frequently ask us about the Red Prince®.
What is the difference between the Red Prince® apple and other apple varieties?
It has a very unique flavour combination – it is both sweet and juicy (like the Golden Delicious) and crisp and tangy (like the Jonathan).
The Red Prince® is also unique because of the many ways it can be prepared. It is delicious when eaten fresh – on it’s own or in salads – but it is also perfect to be cooked, baked or juiced. It truly is your all-in-one apple.
What’s really exciting about the Red Prince® is that, for so many people, it’s grown so close to home. It is a local Ontario apple, available from the Winter until the Summer. On top of all of this, it stays crisp for weeks if stored in the fridge.
What are the characteristics of the Red Prince® apple?
How is it available in the winter when other apples are ripe in the fall?
Where can I buy Red Prince® apples?
Is it true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Are they grown anywhere else?
Is this apple organic? Does it contain pesticides?
Is the apple genetically modified?
What is so special about this apple?
How much does the apple cost (retail)?
Where can people go to learn more about the Red Prince® apple?
Why is it called the Red Prince®? What is the origin of its name?
What should I look for in stores to find Red Prince® apples?
Note: The 2.5lbs bags are PP5 recyclable
Is there a sustainability practice involved when growing Red Prince® apples?
Yes! Our orchards operate using the most up to date management practices in order to minimize resource usage per apple produced. With high efficiency crop protection equipment and drip fertigation systems our inputs are used as efficiently as possible to produce sustainably produced, high quality apples for our customers. Our product is sold in multiple formats to meet each consumer need. Bulk for customers who want larger apples and bags for consumers who want smaller apples.
In 2021, we introduced a truly innovative biodegradable bag. Using Midori-Bio’s Eco-One®, allows our bags to biodegrade in landfill or oceans. The only biodegradation by-product is simply dirt, carbon dioxide and renewable gases, without the traditional drawbacks of industrial biodegradation facilities, toxic gases or use of food sources materials. Our bag will biodegrades at a pace of 5-15% in the first 30 days by simply putting it in your weekly trash.
Our bag now uses a new plastic innovation called HiC, which is the most used plastic in recycling plants.
This means that you have a real choice; recycle if you choose or know that the bag will biodegrade in landfills to its natural molecular elements