Meet the Pacific Rose Apple

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I always say there is a produce item for everyone.  You may not like Brussels Sprouts, but I’m going to bet there is another veggie that you DO like.  Same thing with fruit: maybe you dislike Cantaloupe… yet love Strawberries.  I’m so adamant about this sentiment, my school foodservice campaign is named “Find Your Favorite.”  There IS a favorite out there for everyone!

Apples are certainly one of my favorite produce items.  And as the ag industry continues to evolve, the amount of apple varieties will continue to grow!  It’s really amazing, and maybe somewhat overwhelming, how many varieties of apples exist today!  And, yes, there is a favorite apple out there for everyone.

I’ve previously blogged about exploring the apple category & shared some of my favorites.  Of course I still love my Jazz, Honeycrisp & Autumn Glory Apples.  But I have a new favorite now, too.  PACIFIC ROSE.  Omg – you must try it!  First, it’s adorable with its bright magenta pink color.  Looks amazing in the fruit bowl.  Second, it’s only been around since 2005 which makes Pacific Rose an infant when you think about how long we’ve been farming apples – eat this apple & be a trend-setter/hipster/modern foodie/etc!  And last, but not least – it tastes great!  Pacific Rose is everything I want in an apple: it’s sweet, it’s crisp, it’s juicy, and it has thin skin that won’t force you to floss after every bite.

Pacific Rose Apples
Pacific Rose Apples on a tree in Brewster, Washington


  • Cross between Gala & Splendour Apples
  • Bright Pink-Red Color
  • Refreshing, sweet & crisp
  • Thin skin
  • Available from Washington during fall & spring – get ’em while they last!

To summarize:  You’re fabulous.  So eat fabulous apples like the Pacific Rose.

Pacific Rose not offered at your grocery store?  That’s an easy fix.  Ask the produce and/or store manager to bring them in for you!!!

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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  1. I am really looking forward to trying this apple for the very first time!!

    It’s in my fridge just waiting for me!

  2. This is the best apple I have ever tasted. I bought some about 2 yrs ago, but my store rarely orders them and they’re hard to find in CO. I wonder if they’re going to be offered online.

  3. Jazz are a favorite in our home. Kroger has the Pacific rose on sale this week so I Googled it. After seeing u 2 love jazz, will absolutely try them! Thanks

    1. Pacific Rose are delicious! So glad you you are enjoying them & thanks for trusting our site! I bought some at Kroger last week, too! 🙂

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Look for the Pacific Rose in store November thru April. We’re happy to help you locate a retailer but will need to know your location. You can also contact Pacific Rose directly with your inquiry: or by phone at 1-888-321-6779.

      Have a great day, Lori

  4. I just ate my first Pacific Rose apple and immediately fell in love with it. Went right to the computer to look up info about it. Glad to see that other people like/love it too. It’s far different than any apple I’ve ever had. Not even sure it tastes like an apple. But it is delicious.