18 Envy

A FRUIT ENTHUSIAST'S DIARY


18. ENVY

April 2024

 

Fruit -Apple

 

Variety - Envy

 

LocationColle Isarco,

South Tyrol, Italy


Bought from Gogl Max Obst & Gemuse Spezialitaten, a wonderful Italian delicatessen in Brenner, located on the borders of Italy

and Austria

 

Cost - n/a

 

Grown - South Tyrol. South Tyrol has been termed an ‘apple paradise’, as the region’s climatic conditions – over 300 days of sunshine a year! – are perfect for growing apples, resulting in it being the largest apple growing district in Europe


Description - When most people go abroad, they buy mementos.

I buy fruit!


I chose these apples because they were large and very attractive, with smooth, glossy red skin covered in yellow speckles.


The inside was just as wonderful

as the outside. The flesh (which rapidly changes from a light yellow to a dazzling golden colour due to oxidation) was a joy to eat: it was wonderfully juicy and sweet, with a characteristic apple flavour and a subtle fragrance.

I particularly like that the flesh is softer and not as crunchy as other apple varieties.


I think that the Goldrush apples from this Italian deli had a slightly richer flavour, however Envy apples are still delicious!


Storage - Refrigerate to maintain freshness.


Rating - 7.5/10, a reliable variety that tastes great.


Available from My Exotic Fruit?

Yes, they will be available to buy from our new shop, The Greengrocer, in summer 2024!


Do we sell Envy apple seeds and seedlings? 

Not at the moment.


Do you have something interesting to tell us about the Envy apples, or any other fruit that we sell? 

We'd love to hear from you! Email us on blog@myexoticfruit.com and, with your permission, we'll add your information to our website.