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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

  • 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.

Origins

  • 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

Identification

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

Using

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

Growing

  • 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

  • Climate suitability: Warm climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • 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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