Apple Red Delicious 1kg Certified Organic and sourced locally where possible. Red Delicious Apples are a medium to large apple with a mid-range sweetness and crisp white, juicy flesh. Originally bred and still found as a greenish yellow colour with red stripes, the colour of Red Delicious is more often dark crimson red with shiny skin. Red Delicious apples are medium-sized and have a conical shape. They are broadly round at the top and taper at the base. The thick skin turns bright red well before the fruits are fully ripe, which can lead to early harvests. As they mature, the skin becomes a darker red with white lenticels visibly dotting the surface. The fine-grained flesh is creamy white, crisp and juicy and offers a mildly sweet taste with flavours of melon. If you like using apple in salads, this apple works well when used fresh rather than cooked as their flesh does not hold up well when heated. Therefore, add Red Delicious to green or fruit salads or as an edible garnish. Since their flesh breaks down easily, they can be successfully slow cooked and pureed to make sauces and for soups. Their flavour pairs well with cinnamon, cheddar cheese, horseradish, chard, cherries, mustard and pecans. Red Delicious apples can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. Red Delicious apples were discovered as a chance seedling in 1872 on the Iowa farm of Jesse Hiatt and then first recognized in Madison County, Iowa, in 1880. it is one of the fifteen most popular apple cultivars in the United States and from 1968 to 2018 it was the most produced cultivar. They were initially marketed under the name Hawkeye until rights to the apple were sold to the Stark Brothers fruit company. They were renamed ‘Delicious’ and later improvements were made with the selection of redder, firmer and longer storing fruits. Today Red Delicious is the most recognised variety in Australia.