The Red Delicious apple variety was discovered in 1875 as a chance seedling growing on Jesse Hiatt's farm in Peru, Iowa. Thinking it was a nuisance, Hiatt tried to chop down the seedling, but the tree grew back repeatedly. On the third time, Hiatt allowed it to grow and produce apples.
In 1893, Hiatt took his apple, called Hawkeye, to a fruit show in Missouri. Following the show, Stark Brothers Nursery purchased the rights to market the apple and renamed it Red Delicious. Today, the classic coke-bottle shape and colour of Red Delicious makes it one of the most well-known apple varieties in the United States.
Originating in New Zealand, Royal Gala apples have a bold, red striped appearance over a creamy yellow background. They are crisp, with a subtle, sweet taste and firm flesh.
Granny Smith is a striking, distinctively bright green apple with a refreshing tangy-tart taste. Its bright white flesh is crisp moderately juicy and resists browning when sliced.
Fuji apples were developed in the late 1930s by growers at the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Japan. Fuji apples are a cross between two classic American apple varieties - Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet. Fuji apples were introduced to the United States in the 1960s. Since then, the apple has grown into one of today's most popular varieties. Fans of sweet apples adore it because with Brix, or sugar levels, of 15-18, it is the sweetest apple around! Fuji apples are also great storing apples, and because of that, are available year-round.
NZ Queen is a bi-coloured apple with a stunning deep red skin colour. They are very crisp and juicy, with a sweet taste and clean white flesh.
New Zealand developed the Pacific Rose apple – a crisp, sweet desert apple. Pretty and sweet, its red skin surrenders crisply to cream-colored flesh. One of the larger apples, the Rose has descendants from the East Indies and is kin to the Gala Apple.
Modi apple is unique also because it grows eco-friendly, thanks to its rustic tree with an innate resistance to the main pathogens, the early crop and to integrated crop management in the field, man actions in the orchard are notably reduced, with a positive impact on the environment and a relevant saving of most important production inputs.
Piñata ® brand Pinova cultivar is Stemilt’s signature apple variety. In the 1970s, researchers in Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany crossed three heirloom apples – Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Duchess of Oldenburg – to create what we now know as Piñata ® . The apple was released commercially throughout Europe in 1986. In 2004, the Mathison family of Stemilt Growers purchased the rights to grow and market the apple in the U.S. The family trademarked the apple Piñata ® in order to tie the apple’s two given names in Europe (Pinova and Sonata) with its exciting attributes.
Pink Lady ® brand Cripps Pink cultivar apples (usually referred to as Pink Lady or Pink Ladies) originated in 1973 after John Cripps, a researcher from Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture, crossed the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apple varieties. The result was a vibrantly pink apple with a unique flavor.
Pink Lady apples were released for commercial production in Australia in 1989 before finally making their way to the U.S. in the late 1990s. It is a trademarked variety, which means growers must obtain a license before they can use the brand name. That means only high-quality apples make it under the Pink Lady Brand name.
This aromatic variety of apple has the most appealing aesthetics of a fruit, from deep reds to yellow undertones the Evelina offers fresh taste to its consumers all over the world straight from the European farms spreading across Belgium and Netherlands to Germany, Switzerland, France, Slovakia and other countries in the world having cultivable conditions for the beautiful Evelina.
The intensely red and sweet variety of apple suited to the palate of specially the Asian consumers is originally a Belgian yield. The crunchy and juicy Joly Red apple is the apple of the eyes of Indians, Vietnamese and Singaporeans. Joly Red comes with the most convenient storage options and is cultivable almost throughout the year.
The breed of apple born in the US at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Jonagold, is a result of fusion between Golden Delicious and Jonathan family of apples; a large fruit with a finely thin skin, Jonagold is famous for its appetizing smell, juiciness and sweet and sour taste.
Braeburn was found as a chance seedling in 1952 by a farmer in New Zealand and was first commercially grown at the Braeburn Orchard near Motueka where the fruit derives its name from. Ideal for cooking, the Braeburn apple is available from October through April in the northern hemisphere and comes in large to medium sizes offering a sweet and tart taste to its devourer.
Kanzi, that is a Swahili word for ‘hidden treasure’ was developed in Belgium as a crossbreed between the Gala and Braeburn apples. Kanzi has a sharp-sweet taste with slightly juicy and crispy insides, the fruit resembles the Jazz apple but with a softer skin and is most suitable for a fresh consumption.
The New Zealand born Diva apple is an intense red, crunchy fruit with a delicious sweet taste and possesses high nutritional value. The Diva is mostly medium sized with a round to squat shape and offers antioxidant properties to its consumers that help in preventing chronic diseases related to the heart and diabetes, the Diva also helps in maintaining a good gut health.
The Forelle pear is possibly the oldest variety of pear and said to have originated in the 1600’s in Germany. The ‘Forelle’ meaning ‘trout’ in Germany derives its name from its uniquely red lenticels and colors of a Rainbow trout. The Forelle pear is small sized, sweet in taste and is considered to be a treasure among the pear connoisseurs.
The soft and sweet Conference pear is an autumn fruit that has an elongated bottled neck and appears green-brownish with a thick texture. The Conference pear was developed in Britain by Thomas Francis Rivers and derives its name from the fact that it won the first prize at the National British Pear Conference in London held in 1885.
Packham Pears are originally bred in Australia, and is great eaten fresh or used in cooking. They are slow- ripening variety of pears with green skin that becomes light yellow when ripe.
A pale-skinned roundish pear with a delicious crisp texture: refreshing and sweet. The appearance is distinguished by pale pink-red dots on the peel. This variety can be eaten crisp or after softening: once ripened the fine texture of the flesh can be appreciated.
The fresh, juicy, sweet and tangy pear that is Red Anjou with an egg- shaped appearance having spherical lower portion is usually dark red in color and could be found throughout the spring season.
The Migo pear is associated with firmness, juiciness and sweetness of the freshest fruits. The ‘friendly pear’ that Migo is known as possesses a beautiful skin and is fresh as consumed, it has a longer storage life than most pears. The Migo is easy to spot at the fruit markets or grocery shops due to its storage convenience.
Starkrimson pear is red in color with a thick, stocky stem. Skin brightens as it ripens. Smooth fine-grained and pale, off-white flesh. This pear has balance of juicy and sweet flavors combine with floral undertones to make this summer pear a real treat. Starkrimson can be used in fresh salads, Baking , Snacking and also can be paired with cheese.
The Bing is a sweet and wild variety of cherry and was originated in Oregon, United States. The Bing is larger than most cherries, dark in color and best suitable for fresh market consumption. The Bing cherry possesses high number of antioxidants that help in curing Arthritis and Gout.
Cherries distinguished by a ruby-red skin color having a lush-plump size, the Lapins, is a smooth cherry with a rich a sweet cherry taste. The Lapins cherry appears slightly heart shaped and offers a meaty and juicy mouthfeel to its eaters. The Lapin cherry was named after the horticulturist, Dr. Karl Lapin. Dr Lapin developed the cherries in the late 1930's for the Agriculture Canada Research Station in British Columbia.
The Staccato is a lush form of cherry with the sweet taste and dark skin to its meaty insides. The Staccato is an outstanding variety of taste and climate tolerance, it comes in a large size and deep heart shape that appeals to the eyes and meets the tongue.
Santina is a variety of cherry that is dark with an almost black color to the outside and a moderately sweet taste inside. The Santina is an attractive looking fruit in the cherry family and has an oval-flattened, heart-shaped appearance. First bred at the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Santina is a result of a crossbred between the Stella and Summit.
Sweetheart cherries are drupes, or fleshy stone fruits. There are many varieties of Sweetheart cherries, each planted to fit a certain climate and growing window. The main dark-sweet cherry varieties at Stemilt are: Brooks (first to ripen), Chelan, Garnet, Sequoia ® , Bing, Skeena, Sweetheart and Staccato ® (last to harvest). The Bing cherry is the most well-known sweet cherry variety and was named after an orchard foreman named Ah Bing. Stemilt grows dark-sweet California cherries and Washington cherries, which allows for a continuous supply of your favourite fruit all summer long.
The Blueberry is a summer treat. Sweet in taste, the fruit offers huge amounts of nutritious value, it helps strengthening the bones and help maintain a youthful skin. The blueberry is rich in vitamin C and can help in reducing weight if consumed in an appropriate amount. The Blueberry is dark blue or purple in color, North America and Asia are the homeland to the deliciously nutritious Blueberry.
Considered the world's finest orange for eating, navels are seedless, and they peel and segment easily. Imported from: They are mainly imported from South Africa.
The variety of Orange which is most popular for its juicy pulp and used in manufacturing fresh and packaged juices, the Valencia Orange is sweet in taste and is a treat to the eyes with its brilliant Orange color. With the Florida fame to its yield, the Valencia is usually welcomed in the markets from March to June.
The Mandarin Orange is a fruit salad delish with its reddish-orange cultivars, the Mandarin offers a great deal of sweet and tangy taste to its consumers. Mandarin rather looks short and stout with the richness of citrus pulp and thin peel. Rich in vitamins, organic acids and Mineral salt, the fruit is best suitable for a direct consumption or in form fresh juice.
The subtropical citrus tree known for its sweet-sour and somewhat bitter taste called the Grapefruit is a unique treat for your palate. The Grapefruit is an accidental hybrid between the Jamaican Sweet Orange and the Indonesian Pomelo. The fruit is orange and yellow in skin, mid-sized and is also called the ‘Forbidden fruit’.
The big, lush and pulpy lemon with a perfect lemon-yellow color to its skin, the Tekasya lemon is an ideal plate mate for your daily diet. With the highest amount of Vitamin C than any other citrus fruit, the Tekasya lemon offers huge health benefits to its consumers.
The Jintao variety, is a special GMO-free variety of kiwifruit selected by the University of Udine. The commercial name of the variety is Jintao, that means “the golden fruit”.
The high sugar content and balanced acidity gives it a sweet and aromatic taste.High content of Vitamin C and potassium, thanks to its remarkably thick skin, it keeps more than 6 months in the fridge.
Kiwi Oriental Red (cv. Donghong)
The first red kiwifruit. The Donghong variety stems from a process of research and improvement of the pre-existing red kiwifruit variety. Stone Fruits It features a golden yellow flesh with red veins and a pleasant aroma.Very high gustatory qualities, sweet and juicy flesh and high content of Vitamin C.
The Red Globe table grape is a variety of very large, seeded red grapes with firm flesh used mainly as a table grape.
Imported from: California, Australia, Mexico, Peru, China, Chile, US
The best known varieties are the ‘Hass’ avocado, which is known for having a hard, rough skin, which, when ripe, softens up and turns dark in color. There are certain varieties, like ‘Fuerte’ and ‘Zutano’, known as ‘green skin avocados’, which skin becomes dark green when ripe.
Sweet Tamarinds are famous for their sweet and robust flavour are extensively used in candies, chutneys, jams, desserts & steak sauces. They are a great source of high energy and contain a lot of fibre. They are also a great source of Vitamin- B.
Angelino plum is sweet to taste, heart shaped and is commonly known as the ‘autumn fruit’. The Angelino plum is dark red skinned with a pale- yellowish flesh, small sized and is soft and crunchy to eat. The Angelino plum originated in the US in 1995 and was given an alternate name- ‘Suplumsix’
The Peach is a delicious fruit native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the northern slopes of the Kunlun Mountains where it is said to be first cultivated. The inside of a Peach tastes like that of the Almond and hence are kin to the family of stone fruits. Peach is associated with skin health and is a proven source of high amounts of anti-oxidants.
Nectarine is a smooth-skinned fruit belonging to the Peach family and is grown throughout the warmer temperatures; it is said to be originating from China more than 4000 years ago. The Nectarine has reddish-yellow or white flesh and carries huge amounts of vitamins A and C. It is commonly eaten fresh or used for preparing jams and pies.
Kin to the family Peaches, the Apricot is smaller, orangish-golden fruit with a smooth velvety textured skin with a not too juicy yet sweet taste. The Apricot can be consumed both, fresh and dried and carries plentiful supply of Vitamin C. Apricot makes to be a major variety among the dried fruit category and is popular for its potential to garnish various delicacies.
Known for its resemblance to the eyeball, this bar shelled fruit tastes similar to lychee. The fruit is easily shelled and has a very enigmatic aroma. It traces its lineage to Myanmar and China and has since been cultivated in countries like Australia and Thailand. It can be used in many South Asian Cuisines as a part of Curries, Soups and desserts or can be consumed raw.
Known by some as the queen of fruits, this Sweet and Sour fruit can be found mostly in South East Asia. Its Juicy and vein like fibrous texture has enraptured many, including Queen Victoria. This tropical fruit is rich in antioxidants and has very less fat content, making it an ideal option for many health conscious people.
Thai Guava has a white center with edible peel and seeds. It has a mild taste and can be consumed whole or as an accompaniment to savory dishes. It has a tough exterior and is a rich source of Vitamin C and Antioxidants. It is a native of United States and has been introduced to Thailand by Europeans.
Dragon Fruit is a part of the Cactus family and is cultivated in many sub-tropical regions around the world. It has a transparent fleshy texture, edible seeds and has a very mild taste. It’s called a miracle fruit as it is packed with multiple beneficial nutrients that don’t only improve health but also help fight chronic diseases.
Rambutan is known for its hairy peel and juicy pulp. It is synonymous for its sweet and sour taste and has a similar texture to a Lychee. Its seeds can be used as a mash for a face pack and its leaves are a great source of nutrition for the hair. The fruit itself is packed Magnesium and Vitamin C and is a great source of fiber.
Known as the ‘Food of gods’, the persimmon is the national fruit of Japan. This fruit has two varieties of varying taste- sweet and bitter. The tomato like texture and a sweet taste gives it a distinctive identity. The high content of Vitamin A helps maintain a healthy vision while the fiber content helps in maintaining healthy digestion.
The Kimiya dates are a premium variety of dates from Iran. The melt in your mouth texture and honey like taste makes it a crowd favorite. These dates are a power house of nutrients and help in reducing bad cholesterol.
Medjool is known for its translucent colour and sweet taste. These are found extensively in the UAE and are used in various traditional desserts. It’s soft texture and long lasting taste makes it a great choice for daily consumption.
The Hayward Kiwi is the most popular green produce of the Kiwifruit and dominates the production of Kiwis in the world. The green Hayward kiwi is rounder in shape and offers a better deal of taste due to its sweetness which is comparatively higher than the other Kiwi varieties. Originating from New Zealand, the green Hayward kiwi has a thin skin with rich insides.