Good breeding comes from great parentage and the Smitten™ brand apple is a unique mix of the Gala, Braeburn, Falstaff and Fiesta breeding lines. This resulted in an apple with a bite sensation that we had been looking for, combined with full flavour, juiciness, and a sweetness rating of Brix >15.
But that’s not all. We discovered that the great texture is maintained over time, and its firmness makes the apple more resistant to bruising. So, Smitten™ brand apple is not just the choice for eaters, it’s the choice for growers too. Providing longevity ‘on the run’ means a better product reaches the store and the customer gets longer to enjoy the apple at home.
Breeders and growers who are passionate about this love story have been overheard saying – ‘it could be considered one of the highest quality early season apples ever!’ Try it for yourself but be ready to fall in love!