Some people love the taste of sweet apples; others find sweet apples too bland and they prefer the taste of tart apples.
However, the best tasting apples, according to taste-test panels, are apples that are both sweet and tart.
The Karmijn de Sonnaville was rated as both the sweetest and the tartest of apples at the WSU Mt. Vernon Station — that is to say it was highest in sugars AND in acids. That is amazing … both the sweetest and the tartest apple out of at least one hundred other cultivars!!!
It has the wonderfully flavorful Cox’s Orange Pippin as a parent — and as far as great flavor is concerned, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
If fact, the Karmijn, pronounced “Kar-min” (Dutch readers please correct me if I’m wrong), is so powerfully tasty that some people prefer to keep it for a month or more before eating it so that the flavors have time to mellow. Others can’t wait to eat it when its ripe from the tree in October. Others jump up in an attempt to take a bite out of the apple while it’s still on the tree (okay, I got carried away and made that last part up).
So order a Karmijn de Sonnaville today while they are still available.
It appears people from Holland know a thing or two about growing wonderful plant varieties and everyone there rides bikes. What a country. What an apple!