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Regent

Why you should be excited

Regent is an apple bred for northern regions with plenty going for it, including a nice sugar/acid balance.

The story of Regent

Here's an example of how much things have improved for folks wanting to grow apples in areas like the North American prairie, which experiences harsh winters.

The good people at the University of Minnesota transformed the situation of these folks during the 20th century, from one of having to grow largely substandard apples or none at all to one of having numerous apple options of high quality.

Regent is most certainly of excellent quality, with productive and healthy trees growing apples of very nice consistency and delightfully balanced sweet/sharp flavour.

And on top of all that, it's also resistant to cedar apple rust, a significant issue for many of us.

Regent Facts

Its origins

Bred in Excelsior, Minnesota, USA in 1924. Introduced in 1963.

Flavour, aroma, texture

This crisp and juicy apple offers plenty of honeyed sweetness and bracing acidity, along with a delicate flavour.

Appearance

This medium-sized roundish apple has bright red stripes over a light yellow background skin colour.

When they’re available

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating

Good.

Quality for cooking

Good.

Keeping ability

Good (2 to 3 months when kept refrigerated).