Redlove apples, botanically classified as Malus domestica, is a general descriptor used for a line of several hybrid cultivars that belong to the Rosaceae family. The skin is smooth, glossy, waxy, and dark red, with prominent white pores known as lenticels. Underneath the surface, the flesh contains a unique marbling of dark pink-red hues with a white halo surrounding the core. The flesh is also crisp, firm, juicy, and fine-grained. Generally available in the fall through winter.
The marbled flesh does not oxidize and turn brown when sliced, allowing it to be highly used in green and fruit salads. The apples can also be eaten out-of-hand, quartered and displayed on appetizer plates, or pressed into juice, cider, or wine.
Origin: Europe, UK