SweeTango Apples

Ihave two favorite snacking apples: Honeycrisp Apples in the Fall; Jazz Apples in the Winter. But there are some really exciting apple varieties making their way to the marketplace the last few years and this one has made it on may radar, big-time: SweeTango. If you like Honeycrisp, you should try SweeTango Apples! This newer premium Apple is a cross between the Honeycrisp and Zestar! varieties. The flavor is very sweet with just a light amount of tanginess, but less acidic bite than Honeycrisp. The bright red over yellow skinned SweeTango has an exceptional, popping-crisp texture. Crunchy and juicy like a Honeycrisp, but not hard like a Pink Lady or Granny Smith.

This newer premium Apple is a cross between the Honeycrisp and Zestar! varieties. The flavor is very sweet with just a light amount of tanginess, but less acidic bite than Honeycrisp.

SweeTango is a “managed” variety being grown in a handful of orchards in NY, MI, WI, MN and WA where production is still ramping up to meet the demand for this crisp, sweet up-and-comer Apple. You won’t find it everywhere, but if you do – try it. SweeTango is harvested late summer to early fall, and typically sells out by the end of November.