Pacific Rose™ apples stand out for snacking & sweets
Pacific Rose apples are named after a flower beloved across the world.
Developed by New Zealand’s innovative apple grower group ENZA, Pacific Rose is a natural cross between Gala and Splendour apple varieties. The growers were immediately intrigued by its rosy-hued skin, sweet flavour, and delicately crisp crunch. They were eager to share it with the world by producing it in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres—Washington state and New Zealand—to the same high standard.
Before long, Pacific Rose’s popularity grew, especially in many discerning Asian markets where it enjoys very high demand for its unique color, sweet taste and naturally large size, making it an international sensation.
Meanwhile, growers discovered that the soil and growing conditions in specific Eastern Washington microclimates were the very best at coaxing out the nuances of Pacific Rose flavour. Now, virtually all Pacific Rose apples we enjoy in Canada come from there, grown by about 30 expert orchardists dedicated to producing apples that consistently deliver an unrivaled eating experience.
Of course, this means Pacific Rose apples are only available for a limited time, roughly mid-October through May, so be sure to keep an eye out for them in stores during that time! While a sweet, satisfying snack on its own, Pacific Rose is also a wonderful choice for your favorite baked apple goodies, and is excellent paired with wine and cheese.
Learn more about the Growers:
ENZA has successfully grown and exported premium apples and pears in New Zealand for over 50 years. As one of the most recognized and respected fruit brands in the world, ENZA is a leading apple innovator, developing new varieties that quickly become everyday favorites. Braeburn, Royal Gala and Granny Smith are just a few of them. ENZA continues to invest in new variety development, and currently holds exclusive rights to some of the most exciting new apples grown in Washington state, including JAZZ™, Envy™ and Pacific Rose™. By partnering with top-notch growers around the world, ENZA is committed to bringing you new apple taste sensations now and into the future.