What is a SnapDragon apple?

® A new New York apple characterized by “monster crunch.” One of its parents is the Honeycrisp, and you’ll love the spicy/sweet flavor. Along with RubyFrost®, SnapDragon is one of two exciting new apples that were 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s apple breeding program.

Are SnapDragon apples genetically modified?

The apples were not genetically modified, she said. Her research combines breeding and genetics to improve apple quality, disease resistance and nutritional qualities. SnapDragon is an offspring of Honeycrisp and an apple similar to Jonagold. The popular Honeycrisp “is a bear to grow,” Brown said.

Are SnapDragon apples seasonal?

A new variety developed for growers in New York, SnapDragon is just making its way to stores on the East Coast and will be in season from early October through Thanksgiving. Crisp, crunchy, firm, sweet with a zip to the flavor, SnapDragon Apples are a snacker’s dream.

Are SnapDragon apples good for baking?

Not only are SnapDragon apples great for snacking but they are perfect in so many recipes like these Apple Dumplings which really brings out their sweetness as they slowly bake.

Are SnapDragon apples healthy?

When you want a healthy, satiating snack, pick a SnapDragon, which contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber. And thanks to the energizing rush of natural sugars, a SnapDragon is a healthy alternative to that second cup of coffee.

Is SnapDragon a fruit?

SnapDragon is a very precocious, productive tree. Fruit has exceptional quality, with crisp texture, good juiciness, high soluble solids concentration and pleasant aromatic flavors.

What are the disadvantages of genetically modified apples?


  • Allergic reactions. Some people believe that GMO foods have more potential to trigger allergic reactions.
  • Cancer. Some researchers believe that eating GMO foods can contribute to the development of cancer.
  • Antibacterial resistance.
  • Outcrossing.

What apples are similar to SnapDragon?

Like the SnapDragon, the RubyFrost was the result of apple research at Cornell. More delicate than its sibling, RubyFrost is a crisp apple that has both sweet and sour flavors. It doesn’t get mushy when baked, so it’s ideal for our Top 10 Apple Dessert recipes.

What is a Ruby Frost apple?

RubyFrost apples are the perfect balance of sweet and tart, deep and rich with a hearty crunch and ideal crisp texture. This unique twist on the classic Northeast flavor profile makes RubyFrost the apple you reach for every day. Eat yours before somebody else does.

Why is it called snapdragon?

The common name “snapdragon”, originates from the flowers’ reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the “mouth” of the flower to snap open like a dragon’s mouth. It is widely used as an ornamental plant in borders and as a cut flower.