A lot of glassy patches, excellent flavor, sweet with some acidity, the flesh is crunchy and juicy.
This one doesn’t seem to be fully ripe now. I don’t expect it to be the real Opal. Someone sent me material from an old tree that made fruits similar to Opal.
Jack LondonDense and juicy, seems to be a winter apple. Sweet with little acidity. Not an intense but agreeable flavor. Seems it needs more time on the tree. This apple used to grow at the Jack London Ranch in Glen Ellen. It was a very large and old tree. The tree died a few year ago. I might be the only one who has this material. It might be a known apple cultivar, or a seedling.
King David?Sweet with little acidity dense but almost overripe at this point. Good flavor but not sure if this is the real King David as the fruit is light in color.
Ashmead’s KernelVery dense flesh, juicy, intense flavor including some quince notes, sweet with some acidity
Brushy Mountain LimbertwigDense and crunchy and juicy. Good flavor but might need more time on the tree
Hudson’s Golden Gem
Faux Wyken Pippin
Korean Giant Asian pear
The earlier apple tastings are under these links: