Snow apples are round to oval and symmetrical. The skin is smooth, matte, and has a yellow-green undertone covered in bright red with green stripes. The flesh is white, juicy and soft but also crisp at the same time, and the central core is filled with small brown seeds. These apples have a delicious and unique flavor. They are sweet and slightly tart with hints of spice and caramel in flavor, and fragrant. The snow apple is believed to be a direct ancestor of the well-loved McIntosh apple. It is named after the apple’s white flesh and resilience in cold weather. They are also known as chimney apples or snow chimney apples. Snow apples have fiber, vitamin C, and other micronutrients.
Ripening and Storage:
These are ready to eat when you receive them. Store for up to one month unwashed and whole in the refrigerator or another cool, dark, dry location.
Snow apples are delicious when eaten raw and added into green and fruit salads. Snow apples are commonly baked into pies, cakes, muffins, and cobblers or other baked goods, or are cooked with roasted meats. They can also be blended into applesauce, pressed into juice or cider, or served with cheeses, nuts, and chocolate as an appetizer.