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   English Panel Votes Cameo Tastiest Apple
by Kevin Precht, Cameo Apple Marketing Association
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:20AM EST

Cameo apples have been voted Tastiest Apple at the National Fruit Show in the U.K. for the second year in a row. The variety also judged Best Exhibit at the show based on appearance criteria.

The competition, judged by a panel of six expert judges who tasted a total of 101 entries for the Tastiest Apple class, is part of the National Fruit Show in Kent which is the premier event for the English tree fruit industry. The centrepiece of the show, held each October, is the largest competitive display of commercially grown top fruit staged in the U.K.

Cameo was discovered by chance in Washington State. It is thought to be a cross between Golden Delicious and Red Delicious which occurred through natural pollination, giving it its own unique flavor. Growers realized the potential of this apple when they first tasted the pronounced sweet-tart taste coupled with the extra-thin skin. Cameo® is now grown in orchards throughout Washington and is available from October through July.

A red dessert apple with a creamy background color, Cameo® has a deliciously sweet taste, crunchy texture and is exceptionally juicy. Cameo® also has great storage qualities, including staying fresh on the shelf for longer periods.

Its unique flavor profile makes Cameo® a great addition to the breakfast table, served with cheeses at the end of a meal, or as a healthy snack at any time of day.

Source: Cameo Apple Marketing Association

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