Meet Rave® brand MN55 cultivar apples, a new Stemilt signature apple with zippy flavor and an attitude to match. This is the apple that people can’t stop raving about because of its outrageously juicy flavor and refreshing snappy zing.
It’s best to enjoy Rave® apples for a fresh snack. Yes, it has attitude but not enough to take the heat of an oven! You’ll love its fuchsia-red color and incredible crunch with juice in every bite.
Is It In Season?
Let’s talk about the new apple on the block. Rave® is the fun brand name of MN55 cultivar apples, which were the natural result of crossing the beloved Honeycrisp and MonArk, a variety from Arkansas. MonArk loves to color and ripen early in the growing season and that’s why Rave® is available in early August! That’s three weeks before other apples, and well before Honeycrisp returns to stores.
The Rave® apple season is short, but it’s a good one thanks to David Bedford and the University of Minnesota who developed this apple (through natural cross-pollination, of course). Stemilt adopted Rave® a few years back and has the exclusive rights to grow and market it in North America.