Brand spanking new in the produce section from now through December is a new kind of apple, and you’re going to want it.
Called Green Dragon, these are royal apples – named after the Chinese symbol for royalty – and they’re royally good! With a taste like a perfumed cross between a Golden Delicious and a pear or pineapple, this is a regal flavor.
The sugar level rivals our stash of Halloween candy, which is a good thing, since these are a great sweet-tooth dessert substitute.
Grown: Hood River, Oregon
Heritage: Originated in Japan in 1920
Season: mid-October to December
Price: about $2.99 per pound, available in the bulk bin
Where: Look for them at Southern Calif. retailers like Bristol Farms, Mother’s Market and Gelson’s. If you can’t find them in your produce department, ask the produce manager to get them in for you!
- Best way: eat them out of hand!
- Apple Chips
- Bok Choy Apple Salad
- Quick Applesauce for One
- In a Roots and Fruits sausage bake
Have you tried Green Dragon apples yet? Let me know what you think of them!
Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent me apples for review. All prose and opinions are mine.