U.K.: Tesco launches pink-fleshed 'Surprize' apple - FreshFruitPortal.com

U.K.: Tesco launches pink-fleshed 'Surprize' apple

Countries More News Most Read Top Stories
U.K.: Tesco launches pink-fleshed 'Surprize' apple

U.K. supermarket chain Tesco has launched a new yellow and orange skinned apple with pink flesh, which could become a permanent food item on shelves if everything goes well.Surprize_apple__2_

The variety, called Surprize, is said to be very sweet and aromatic and has been grown in the English county of Herefordshire.

The apple was developed by William Barnett - the same grower whose red flesh Rosette Raspberry Ripple apple hit Tesco's stores back in October 2012.

"Britain can be proud of its 4000 or so different apple varieties but what I've set out to do is create something a little different for apple lovers," Barnett said.

"My apple mission is to develop better and more interesting varieties of English apple."

The Surprize went on sale in 120 stores across the U.K. from September 16.

Tesco fruit product developer Ciara Grace said in a release this was the first time the variety had gone on sale in the country, adding there would only be limited supplies this year but if it proved to be a success it would return in 2015.

The apples will cost £1.75 (US$2.85) for a pack of four.

Photo: Tesco

www.freshfruitportal.com

 

 

Subscribe to our newsletter