The Apple with a Tropical Twist
Piñata® brand Pinova cultivar is Stemilt’s signature apple variety. In the 1970s, researchers in Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany crossed three heirloom apples – Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Duchess of Oldenburg – to create what we now know as Piñata®. The apple was released commercially throughout Europe in 1986. In 2004, the Mathison family of Stemilt Growers purchased the rights to grow and market the apple in the U.S. The family trademarked the apple Piñata® in order to tie the apple’s two given names in Europe (Pinova and Sonata) with its exciting attributes.Watch Piñata® Video
Exterior: Full red to stripy red over a yellow-orange background
Interior: Very crisp and juicy, with a bright white flesh
Experience: Piñata apples are crisp and juicy, with classic apple flavors and a tropical twist
Piñata® apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Piñata apples can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.
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When can I find Piñata® ?
Piñata® is harvested in mid-October at Stemilt’s Washington State orchards and available from November through May each year.