I picked up a new apple at Trader Joe’s - Autumn Glory. It really resembles my unobtainable favorite, Pacific Rose. Any way to discover if the varieties are related?
Well, Pacific Rose appears to be a Gala-Splendour cross., and Autumn Glory is apparently Fuji-Golden Delicious. Splendour, in turn, is also thought to a GD descendant, but that’s not for certain. (Wikipedia). GD does show up in an awful lot of winners.
Interesting. If that AG had been labeled PR, I’d totally have believed it.
Gala, Fuji and Golden Delicious are good apples but it’s getting boring having so many new apples crossed with them. Too much similarity in taste.
Very true, I was going to post the same thing you just said. Once the GD gets some sort of blight/disease it will affect all these new varieties. That will be a mess to try and fix.
Visiting in Seattle, I bought some Autumn Glory apples, along with Granny Smith and Winesap, at a Fred Meyer supermarket, to put in a pie. Just tasted a fresh Autumn Glory, and I can’t say I am impressed. No hint of cinnamon, as I’ve now seen being advertised. Crisp and juicy, but bland, with an odd aftertaste that I can’t describe but almost tastes artificial.
I never tasted cinnamon but didn’t expect to. I wouldn’t have thought it a pie apple - no tartness to it.
Just for balance with the Grannies and Winesap.