Apples With Red Flesh: Information About Red-Fleshed Apple Varieties

You haven’t seen them at the grocers, but apple growing devotees have no doubt heard of apples with red flesh. A relative newcomer, red-fleshed apple varieties are still in the process of being finessed. However, there are quite a number of red-fleshed apple trees available to the home fruit grower. Read on to learn more. About Red Fleshed Apple Trees Apples with red flesh inside (as well as out) occur naturally in some regions of Central Asia — basically crabapples. These tend to be too bitter tasting for consumption, so breeders decided to cross them with scrumptious, sweet white-fleshed apples to produce commercially viable apples with red flesh inside. The creation of sweet tasting red-fleshed apple trees is not only a novelty to grow, but these red-fleshed fruits may have antioxidant properties as well. This breeding effort to bring tasty, salable red-fleshed fruit began about 20 years ago and, as … Continue reading Apples With Red Flesh: Information About Red-Fleshed Apple Varieties