The variety is a later season apple which gives it a unique position for retailer partners to have a fresh apple later in the fall with good storage characteristics to carry its flavor well into the spring.
The variety’s parents are Braeburn and Autumn Crisp. The fruit has good sugar levels and moderate acid that provide a balance of sweet and tart flavors. Ruby Frost is a good source of vitamin C and ideal for both fresh eating and baking.
Ongoing Research & Development
Operating a successful, family-run business in the agricultural world for four generations requires a major commitment to making ongoing improvements. United Apple takes these challenges on from the daily tasks of managing orchards, running high-tech packing facilities, developing new protocols to enhance flavor and profitability, and identifying the next best varieties.
United works with leading organizations like Cornell University and New York State’s Department of Agriculture to embrace innovation and create new value for growers, processors, retail partners and consumers. This collaborative effort has made the United label sought after for its consistent nutrition, color and flavor that delivers an outstanding eating experience season after season for over 100 years.