The following varieties of NZ apples are harvested between February and May:
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
It is believed that silk traders first brought the apple to ancient Rome from Kazakhstan where the trees were cultivated and prized for their fruit. Romans took the cultivated fruit with them to England when they conquered the country. Apple-growing then became common in England and many other parts of Europe.
There is also evidence dating back to the Iron Age that apples were eaten and preserved in prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland.
Earliest writings by inhabitants from China and Egypt mention that man was budding and grafting fruit trees as early as the first century.
1 apple - 130g
|% Daily Intake per serve||Average Quantity
per 100 g
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||1%||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||0.02||0%||0.02|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||13.9||4%||10.7|
|- sugars (g)||13.5||15%||10.4|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||2.7||9%*||2.0|
|Vitamin C (mg)||6||16% RDI*||5|
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
Source: FOODfiles 2016