This is a Mountain Rose apple and comes courtesy of Tyler Gray, founder of Mikuni Wild Harvest (and my neighbour). They come from the Hood Valley in Central Oregon and are grown only by a small number of orchards. As you can see, the one truly unique characteristic of this apple is its rosy-red flesh, which I’m told maintains its colour throughout the cooking process (bonus). Their flavour is described as “strawberry lemonade-ish” and has a texture similar to a granny smith. I am going to try a few things out with them and will report back with results. Try juicing them maybe? Then a jelly? Mignonette for oysters?…….