My Experience

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t long for all things tropical? Piñata® brand Pinova cultivar apples please your tropic cravings. Piñata® has a crisp, juicy bite, but what really gets people excited is its noticeable yet balanced sweet and tart taste and long-lasting pineapple finish.

Its heirloom parentage makes it one of the best apples for baking (it won’t break down in the heat), but you can’t go wrong with this as a snack or added to a green salad.

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My Story

Piñata® apples may be tropical-esque, but its roots are European. In the 1970s, researchers in Germany used traditional cross-pollination breeding methods to join three apples – Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin, and Duchess of Oldenburg. The latter two are incredible heirloom varieties from Europe.

In 2004, the Mathison family of Stemilt adopted Piñata® as their first-ever signature apple variety and started growing it in beautiful Washington State. The family came up with the brand name – Piñata® –by joining two syllables from its European names (Pinova and Sonata). It’s a fun name to have as it gets people excited about Piñata® apple’s unique taste!

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My Story

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.

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