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Nov 19, 2011 08:51 AM

Swee Tango Apples

According to their website this is the first year for national distribution.
New Yorker article this week features this new hybrid. Honey Crisp on steroids?
Any local sitings? Did they even make it to the Bay Area?

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  1. I would call Berkeley Bowl. Generally, if it's being distributed in the Bay Area, they'll have it.

    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Not what the OP wanted, but Ruth, I was at BBW at saw & bought some Macoun Apples from NY $1.39/lb today. Were you the one that mentioned them on CH before?

    2. I live about 5 miles from the U of MN apple research facility where these and all/most of the other heavily marketed new apples get invented. I am a regular patron of their farmers market where they sell whatever is produced and often we're buying and eating the experimental varieties in the years prior to official introduction. I remember buying these when they were still identified by a code number. Usually any experimental apple is $7-$8 a peck, cheaper for seconds. It's something I look forward to every Fall.
      Anyway, this Fall, the Sweet Tango were priced at $36 A PECK. Yikes. Hopefully you can find some that aren't quite that insanely priced. They're worth a try, but overrated, IMO.
      Can you get or have you had Zestar! ? They're my favorite. Ironically, when I wanted a Zestar! tree I had to buy it from an outstate nursery--I couldn't find one locally.

      P.S. SweeTango are one of the earliest apple crops for us...hopefully if you find some they aren't three months old.