Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Macoun Apples

A Christmas gift at work, Macoun apples (sometimes pronounced McCowan) are a cross between Macintosh apples and Jersey Black varieties (the Jersey Black is an old variety of apple, from the early 1800s, its skin is very dark red, almost black). Interestingly, the Macoun was crossed with another hybrid apple; from the two came the now popular Honeycrisp variety. These particular Macoun apples were a recent winner at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. They tasted like very good Macintosh apples; so saying, good tasting apples.

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