ROGER, Ohio (WYTV) – Nothing says fall quite like apple picking, and next year you may see a new type of apple at local orchards called the EverCrisp apple.
“It’s an apple grower’s dream,” said Peace Valley Orchards President Daniel Simmons Jr.
Simmons is also a member of the Midwest Apple Improvement Association, which is a group of apple growers who breed different varieties of apples.
The EverCrisp was developed by the group, it’s a mix between a Fuji and a Honeycrisp.
“The texture is very crunchy. It is a sweeter apple that has a great taste. It has a great flavor that goes with it,” Simmons said.
He said the texture is similar to a Honeycrisp, but looks more like a Fuji.
“You can take the apple out of the store, put it on your kitchen counter and leave it there for two weeks. And when you come home and take a bite out of it it’s still hard. Any other apple you have, and I mean any other apple, when it’s out at 70 degree temperature it looses a pound of pressure a day,” Simmons said.
Simmons also said you’ll have to wait until next year to find EverCrisps in most stores. For now, several local orchards will have limited quantities, including Peace Valley Orchards and White House Fruit Farm.