Swee Tango Apples
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.