While all apple cores display a star when cut in half horizontally, Api Etoile’s fruit shape is a flattened rounded star, like an apple’s stumpy rendition of a star fruit. The five carpels, or seed pockets, make prominent knobs to create this unusual form. A bright red blush over yellow skin further adds to the striking visual appeal of this apple.
Api Etoile was extremely popular as a decorative feature on Victorian tables but was also prized for its flavor and storage ability. Scionwood provided by Gidon Coll of the Hudson Valley Apple Project. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)
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