very distinctive, flavoursome and aromatic.
spherical, often slightly squashed and irregular in shape.
white, soft and fruity.
Origin and distribution
Renetta Canada is the variety of apple with the longest history. Grown in Europe since 1600, it was introduced into the Val di Non two centuries later, bringing with it a delicious heritage of flavour. It is the apple variety with the most sophisticated flavour and a favourite with connoisseurs. The most traditional of mountain fruit-growing techniques are needed to cultivate Renetta apples, which is why the variety is so suited to this small valley in the heart of the Italian Alps.
rather than the colour, it is the grainy texture of the peel that reveals when this variety of apple is perfectly ripe.
August 10 to September 20. Grown exclusively in mountain orchards.
from the end of September.
its distinctive taste makes it particularly suitable for cooking and it is the variety of choice for strudels and fritters. As this is apple variety is high in antioxidants, when eaten uncooked it is also good for both general health and the skin.