Why you should be excited
Kim is a modern Swedish apple with excellent characteristics both for fresh eating and cooking.
The story of Kim
Kim -- a 1940s bred and 1970s introduced Swedish apple -- is not named after a person but rather spelled from the initials of its parents: Cortland (Kortland to Swedes) and Ingrid Marie.
It's one of those apple varieties that really does draw on the best attributes of its respected parents.
The result is a delicious apple that's crisp and juicy, working well for fresh eating while breaking down into a very nice puree when cooked. It's also a variety with better disease resistance than either parent.
Commercially successful in its homeland, Kim is an apple that might very well win over fans internationally, if they only give it a chance.
We're sure looking forward to trying it.
Bred in Balsgard, Sweden, 1946; late 1970s introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Crisp, very juicy and strawberry-flavoured, with an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity.
A large apple with a maroon-coloured flush.
When they’re available
Mid-season (usually in late September).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Quality for cider
Not particualrly known for use in cider.
Very good (4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).