Api Etoile (Star Lady) – Switzerland early 1600’s

The Api Etoile, or Star Lady, dates back to the early 1600’s in Switzerland.  From there it made its way to France in 1628 before crossing the channel into England, where it became extremely popular for its interesting shape.  This variety’s unusual oblate, or flattened, shape make the fruit resemble a rounded star from the end.  Although the fruit produced is small, it is known for its sweet taste, crisp flesh, & a beautiful red blush over its light yellow base.

Uses: Fresh Eating

Harvest: Late

Zones: 5-9

Attributes: Rare Variety




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