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Twenty Ounce

Why you should be excited

Twenty Ounce is a great big apple (hence its name) that delivers a refreshing juicy sweetness.

The story of Twenty Ounce

This fine apple is known by more great nicknames than you’ll find on the roster of a professional basketball team: Morgan’s Favorite, Aurora, Blessing, Cayuga Red Streak, Coleman, Lima, Wine of Connecticut and – presumably the idea of some poor sucker who couldn’t grow them full-sized – Eighteen Ounce Apple.

More important than the name, however, are the apple’s qualities. This is a delicious apple that looks as appealing as it tastes and is indeed consistently quite large. 

While it’s a solid eating apple, Twenty Ounce is really at its best baked in pies and other baked products. If you’re not sure how good it is, just ask your grandma.

Twenty Ounce Facts

Its origins

Discovered in New York or Connecticut, USA, sometime before 1844.

Flavour, aroma, texture

Firm, tender, juicy, sweet and tart.

Appearance

A big apple that's yellow-green in skin colour, often flushed with orange-red.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating

Good.

Quality for cooking

Very good.

Keeping ability

So-so (1 or 2 months when kept refrigerated).