New ‘Jazz’ Apples

Posted by Josette Dunn on 1st April 2010

It’s juicy, exceptionally crisp and this year, it will be available from April until June for purchase from major supermarkets and leading independent fruit shops throughout Australia. That’s JazzTM, Australia’s effervescent sweet ‘n’ tart apple variety with the catchy name that is set to bring a new attitude to lunch boxes, fruit bowls, salads and desserts across Australia this year.

The JazzTM variety was introduced to Australian consumers by Montague Fresh, one of Australia’s largest growers and marketers of apples and stone fruit. The crunchy and distinctively original new Jazz apple first appeared in 2007 and was available for purchase only in a limited number of select produce stores and some supermarkets in 2008 and 2009. This Autumn Montague Fresh is proud to present its largest harvest of the JazzTM apple to date – a result of one of Australia’s biggest planting programs yet.

A natural cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala – a marriage which results in a superbly sweet, tangy apple with a crisp texture – JazzTM is sure to become a new favourite across the country. Small to medium in size and boasting a bright pink-red blush over a light green background, the dense cream flesh of JazzTM delivers a taste to match its fine appearance.

“Montague Fresh searches the world for the top varieties and we believe JazzTM is the best eating apple available anywhere,” says Ray Montague, Executive Director of Montague Fresh, whose team has devoted eight years to the Jazz apple project.

Montague Fresh collaborated with Australia’s leading apple growers and has to date planted around 300,000 JazzTM trees in specially selected cool-climate regions of Australia. This apple season JazzTM fruit will be grown in Batlow (NSW), Huon Valley (TAS), Adelaide Hills (SA), Stanthorpe (QLD), Manjimup (WA), Northern Tasmania and Southern Victoria.