Roslynn Daisy Apples
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Rosalynn apples are an attractive deep red color on the outside, with firm, crisp white flesh on the inside. The flavor is a balanced sweet-tart with interesting notes of cherry. The texture and flavor both last a long time, making this an excellent storage variety.
Rosalynn apples are available in the fall through winter.
Rosalynn apples are a modern variety of Malus domestica from Washington state, distinctive because it is marketed as an entirely organic apple. The parentage of the Rosalynn is unknown, since it was a chance discovery. Fuji, Gala, Winesap, Rome, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious were all growing in the orchard where it was discovered, so it is likely a mix of those varieties.
Apples contain a variety of beneficial nutrients, such as boron for bone health, Vitamin C and other phytochemicals for the immune system, and potassium for heart health. Most significantly, one apple contains a fifth of the daily recommended intake of dietary fiber, which promotes cardiovascular and digestive health.
The Rosalynn apple is a good dessert variety for fresh eating, as well as an apple that can stand on its own when cooked. It is slow to brown when cut open, making it a good choice for fruit salads, green salads, and cheese plates. Rosalynn is an excellent keeper and can be kept even outside of the refrigerator.
Organic apples are grown without the use of chemicals as fertilizers or pesticides. Many growers and consumers are concerned with the amount of chemicals used in food production, and are turning to organic options. Rosalynn apples are certified organic by the USDA.
The first Rosalynn tree was discovered in an orchard in Royal City, Washington in 1998. José Ramiriez, the orchard manager, and Dain Craver, the general manager found the tree growing wild in an untended block. The name Rosalynn combines Mr. Ramirez’s wife’s name (Rosa) and Mr. Carver’s wife’s name (Gari Lynn). a few acres were harvested at first for market, though as more acres come into production, more Rosalynn’s will be available for sale.