How well do you know the Paula Red?
You may think you’re biting into a McIntosh, but it might actually be a Paula Red! These two varieties share similarities, even if the Paula Red has its own unique look with its satin red colour and gold speckles. Perfect for a quick snack on the go, or for preparing a delicious dessert, this apple offers a flavour that is both sweet and tart.
Small apple, big story
The Paula Red has a romantic story, with a slight hint of mystery. The man who cultivated the very first Paula Red in Michigan in 1960 named the apple in honour of his wife Pauline. The mysterious part? It’s that this man, Lewis Arrends, used a plant whose origin is unknown, perhaps a cousin of the Cortland and the McIntosh.