The flesh is sweet and tart, with a crisp, dense, firm texture.
Cameo is a trademarked apple that is owned and promoted by the Cameo® Apple Marketing Association.
Cameo Apples are marketed as all-purpose for both eating raw and cooking with.
The apple holds its shape well when cooked.
Cameo Apples are good for sauce and pies; they are also slow to turn brown after cutting, so they are good in salads.
Owing to the denseness of the flesh, you may need to add a few minutes to any cooking times.
Per average 5oz (140g) apple, 82 calories
Cameo Apples store until May.
Cameo Apples were found as a chance seedling in 1987 by a Darrell Caudle in his Wenatchee river valley orchard in Dryden, Washington State.
The orchard had previously held Red and Golden Delicious apples.
He called the apple “Carousel” as first, then changed the name shortly after that.
Introduced commercially in 1998.
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Cameo History. Retrieved January 2010 from http://www.americancameo.com/history
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