Hidden Rose has a light yellow skin with pale whitish dots, and its slow-browning, crunchy pink flesh lends itself to the salad plate, although it tends to dry more quickly than most apples. This unique heirloom offers a tart taste, with a cotton candy aroma. Although it is mainly a fresh-eating apple, it has many culinary uses, too. Look for Hidden Rose in late October. As with all apples, refrigerate for maximum storage life. This variety tends to lose its crispness quickly.
Discovered: 1960s Airlie, Oregon
Harvest: Late Season
Hidden Rose is an heirloom variety that may be hard to find, as it is difficult to grow. It was first grown as a choice seedling in Oregon.