Zestar


Well, it's not very old, but you won't find it in the grocery store and we think you'll like it. The Zestar is a 1998 release from the University of Minnesota breeding program. Ripening in late August, it has an uncharacteristically long storage life for a summer apple. It'll keep for up to seven weeks in a cool place. On this variety, organic apple guru Michael Phillips says, "When you tree-ripen Zestar, it's fabulous". The flavor is a balance of sweet and tart with a faint reminiscence of brown sugar. Eat it fresh!