The following varieties of NZ apples are harvested between February and May:
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
It is believed that silk traders first brought the apple to ancient Rome from Kazakhstan where the trees were cultivated and prized for their fruit. Romans took the cultivated fruit with them to England when they conquered the country. Apple-growing then became common in England and many other parts of Europe.
There is also evidence dating back to the Iron Age that apples were eaten and preserved in prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland.
Earliest writings by inhabitants from China and Egypt mention that man was budding and grafting fruit trees as early as the first century.
Serving size: 1 apple - 130g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||14||10.8|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||2.7||2.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||10||7.7|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research