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Envy® apple

Envy is a new variety from New Zealand which has already becoming one of top-selling new apples. It was developed in the 1980s and introduced in 2008.

It is closely-related to Jazz, which shares the same parentage (Gala and Braeburn). However it is arguably more attractive than Jazz, with a rounder shape and more attractive red skin colors.

Like Jazz, the flesh is dense, crisp, and creamy yellow in color.

The registered cultivar name is Scilate.

Visitor reviews

  • 30 Jan 2021  Nancyvukovich,  CA, United States
    Just loved this apple!!I'm 91 and have eaten a lot of apples in my lifetime. This is the sweetest and totally tastiest ever
  • 05 Dec 2020  Cathy,  United States
    I would like to understand why this apple does NOT turn brown when left out for two days half eaten. Something is not natural about this....makes me sick to know that people just mess with our food and never think about the long term effects...#leavemyfoodalone
  • 04 Jan 2020  Bill,  KS, United States
    This one of my favorite apples. Sweet, crisp, and the skin not too thick so no need for removal.
  • 06 Oct 2019  Bryan,  MISSOURI, United States
    Fantastic apple. Skin is thick but not too bitter. Flesh is dense, crisp, sweet, and juicy. Flavor is similar to a pear.
  • 12 Sep 2019  Jason,  United States
    Flesh is firm,crisp, and sweet. Skin is a little thick, but not chewy. Sweet apple flavor with hints of florals and a touch of caramel at the end. 9/10!
  • 05 Sep 2019  Loren,  CA, United States
    The flesh of this apple is sweet and crispy. Delicious. The skin, however, is a bit thick and tough.
  • 13 Aug 2019  Louise,  NELSON, New Zealand
    Best variety in the world. Delicious in every way. One bite and you can't stop - the potato crisp of the apple world
  • 03 Jul 2019  Denita Wallace,  OR, United States
    Sweet without any balancing tartness, therefore lacking in flavor. Turns brown rapidly. It looks pretty in a fruit bowl, though.
  • 01 May 2019  Andrew,  CO, United States
    Reminiscent of Jazz - similar flavor, perhaps more sweet/honey flavor (comparing them from Colorado grocery store in April). Dense flesh and good flavor. I enjoy it chilled out of the fridge.
  • 15 Apr 2019  Harry,  MD, United States
    Every batch I have eaten has been full of flavor! That's more than I can say for Fuji, Macintosh, Braeburn and others. It's flavor seems like a combination of an apple and a pear.
  • 06 Apr 2019  David,  OH, United States
    Great Apple, nice mild flavor, not too acid.

Tree register

We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Royal Gala x Braeburn
  • Originates from: New Zealand
  • Introduced: 2008
  • Developed by: Horticulture & Food Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 4456


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Flesh colour: Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Round-conical


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


  • Climate suitability: Warm climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility

Where to buy fresh fruit

No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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