Zestar Apples


Zestar are medium to large-sized, round but blocky-shaped, apples.

They have greenish-yellow skin with bright red flushes.

Inside, they have grainy, white, crisp, juicy flesh, which is slightly sweet with a hint of spice to the taste.

The fruit ripens in late August, early September in Minnesota.

The tree starts bearing while still young.

US Plant Patent #11367.

Cooking Tips

For fresh-eating, baking, sauces.

Storage Hints

Stores for up to 7 weeks in cool areas.

History Notes

Zestar Apples were developed by the University of Minnesota in Minnesota from a 1972 cross between State Fair, Connell and Goodland apples.