Karminjen de Sonneville

A very spritely, tart, but balanced sweet flavored apple.  The flesh is dense and the coloration is similar to Esopus Spitzenburg.  The flavor is intense, but wonderful if you like full flavored varieties.  Karminjen was developed in the Nederlands at Wageningen University in the 1950’s.  One parent is Cox’s Orange Pippin and the other parent is unknown.  Supposedly this variety stores well, but we’ve never had them long enough to find out!  Picked in mid-October.