Green Dragon™ Apples
Inventory, 44 ct : 77.83
This item was last sold on : 12/04/23
Green Dragon™ apples are small to medium in size and range in shape from oblong, round, to conic with slender, dark brown stems. The thin skin is resistant to bruising and is bright yellow-green, shiny, and smooth, dotted with tiny brown freckles. Underneath the surface, the flesh is white, juicy, and crisp, encasing a central core with a few, dark brown oval seeds. Green Dragon™ apples are highly fragrant and have a low-acid content creating a very sweet flavor with notes of pineapple and pear.
Green Dragon™ apples are available in the fall through winter.
Green Dragon™ apples are a trademarked brand of high-quality Washu 1984 apples belonging to the Rosaceae family. Carefully examined and selected each season to maintain an elevated level of excellence, Green Dragon™ apples are grown in the Pacific Northwest and were initially cultivated and exported to Asia, with their name being inspired by the ancient Chinese symbol for royalty. Green Dragon™ apples have also established a presence in the United States and are increasing in popularity as a fresh eating apple, favored for their crisp texture and juicy, sweet flavor.
Green Dragon™ apples contain some vitamin C and fiber.
Green Dragon™ apples are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as baking. The delicate skin and sweet flavor are showcased when consumed fresh out-of-hand, and the apple can also be sliced and tossed into fruit or leafy green salads. In addition to fresh applications, Green Dragon™ apples can be roughly chopped and mixed into batter for pancakes, muffins, and fritters, or they make an excellent filling for pies and tarts. The apples can also be thinly sliced and baked into apple chips, blended into applesauce, cooked into apple jam, or roasted on tray dinners with meat, roots, and other vegetables. Green Dragon™ apples pair well with cranberry, pear, strawberry, Manchego cheese, cinnamon, rosemary, oregano, sweet potatoes, carrots, red onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy. The apples will keep 2-3 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.
Prior to the recent social media movement to educate consumers on healthy produce, most consumers were unfamiliar with apples showing natural discoloration and freckling. To help counteract this market stigma, Green Dragon™ apples were labeled with a sticker letting customers know that the freckles are a natural part of the apple’s skin and that it was not an indication of the fruit’s quality. Today the freckles found on Green Dragon™ apples are one of the most popular distinguishing characteristics and have become a symbol of the fruit.
Green Dragon™ apples are a select, high-quality group of Washu 1984 apples, which are said to be a cross between a golden delicious and indo apple. Green Dragon™ apples are grown and harvested locally in the Pacific Northwest, exported to Asia but also sold on a local level through farmers markets and fruit stands. The apples are also distributed through Dragonberry who partners with Specialty Produce and other companies to introduce the variety across the United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Prado at Balboa Park Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-744-3732|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|The Guild Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-573-0289|
|LAMB||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-204-3464|
|Pizza Cassette||San Diego CA||802-310-5601|
|Valley View Casino & Hotel (Black&Blue)||Valley Center CA||760-291-5500|
|Tribute Pizza||San Diego CA||858-220-0030|
|Darshan Bakery (Del Mar)||Del Mar CA||858-925-7223|
|Miho||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
|Continental Catering Inc||La Mesa CA||907-738-9264|
|Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill||San Diego CA||619-497-0914|
Recipes that include Green Dragon™ Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Seasoned to Taste||Apple Tarte Tatin|
|Karen's Kitchen Stories||Green Cabbage, Apple, Fennel, Watercress, and Pecan Salad|
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