Variety Spotlight: SnapDragon

New York apples are delicious all year long! Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!

Apple Variety: SnapDragon

Background: A new New York apple characterized by “monster crunch.” One of its parents is the Honeycrisp, and you’ll love the spicy/sweet flavor. Along with RubyFrost®, SnapDragon is one of two exciting new apples that were 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s apple breeding program.

Characteristics: Spicy-sweet; a hint of vanilla; mega juicy!

Best Uses: A snappy texture and sweet, juicy flavor makes the versatile SnapDragon ideal as a snacking apple or sliced in salads, and pairs beautifully with rich cheeses, salty bacon, peanut butter and so much more. The perfect size for little hands, pack a Snap in school lunches for a sweet and healthy snack.

Recipe Ideas: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Apple Dumplings, Rustic Apple Tart, Caramel Apple Monkey Bread, Apple, Walnut & Chicken Spinach Salad with Feta & Cranberry

Availability: Late September through January

U-Pick Locations: Check out the orchard locator and find the nearest farm to fulfill all your fall fall harvest and apple picking needs! You can also head over to the EscapeMaker’s guide to apple picking in New York State for some of our favorite farms and orchards.

For more apple varieties and details, visit the New York Apple Association varieties page


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