Green Dragon Apples

Delightfully sweet and wildly aromatic; this hidden treasure isn’t your average green apple.

 

Flavor profile and description

Green Dragon Apples have a complex sweetness and very low acidity. Most green apples are known for their tart kick, but this apple rivals the sweetness of the popular red varieties. Hints of pineapple and pear flavors give this apple a refreshing twist. Its many fruit esters in the aroma make it one of the most fragrant apples on the market.

Preparation

Enjoy it alone, or add it to your favorite recipes. Its firm, crisp texture and bruise-resistant skin are great for baking. Green Dragon Apples are perfect for pies, muffins, tarts or chopped into fresh salads. Its flavors pair well with cranberries, pears, strawberries and cinnamon.

Selection and storage

Choose an apple that is firm to the touch with a shiny skin. Avoid bruised apples, but do not mistake the tiny brown freckles as imperfections. Ripe Green Dragon Apples can last in your refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

The Green Dragon Apple story

Green Dragon Apples originated in 1920 at the Aomori Apple Research Center in Japan. Its name comes from the Chinese symbol for royalty. It is highly prized and considered a delicacy in many Asian countries. Coming from the same parents as the Mutsu and Shizuka apples, it has risen above its siblings in taste, flavor, and popularity.

They are locally grown and harvested in the Pacific Northwest. Until now, the Green Dragon Apple has been mainly exported to Asia and available only to the public through fruit stands, farmers markets or you-pick orchards.

Packaging options

Double layer box (36-44 count)
40 lb. box
 

Product availability

Our Green Dragon Apples are available seasonally, October through January.

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