KORU®

CHARACTERISTICS

Exterior: A squat shape with some russeting around the stem, it has an orange-red colour over a yellow background.

Interior: Light cream to yellow interior.

Experience: Koru® is crisp, sweet and juicy with complex aromatic honey flavours, slight acidity and slow to brown.

HOW TO USE KORU®?

Suitable for baking, cooking, snacking and salad.

WHEN CAN I FIND KORU®?

Koru® apples are harvested in Nelson – New Zealand from early April.

You can usually find Koru® apples from harvest through end of August*.

(*dates reflect fruit’s container loading)

DID YOU KNOW?

Geoff Plunkett discovered Koru® as a chance seedling in 1994 near Nelson – New Zealand. Its parentage is unclear as accidental, but the story says it is a cross between Fuji and Braeburn. The Koru apple has gone through quite a few names since it was discovered, firstly referred as the “Kotabaru” apple (in Maori language), then called “Plumac” but finally marketed under the name Koru®. Commercially available from 2013, it is now grown in the USA and New Zealand for whole year supply.

 

 

crop_Koru with PLU

Golden Bay Fruit – as one of its dedicated growers – is proud to be contributing to the success of Koru® apple in New Zealand.

All our Koru® are exported by selected NZ exporters.

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