Envy (apple)

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Malus domestica 'Scilate'
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Hybrid parentage'Braeburn' × 'Royal Gala'
OriginNew Zealand, 2009

Envy is a trademarked brand of the Scilate apple variety. Scilate is the result of a cross between Royal Gala and Braeburn. It was developed in New Zealand by HortResearch,[1] submitted for a patent in 2008 and patented in 2009.[2]

The Envy apple is a mostly red with yellow specks. The peel is fairly thick and tough. The flesh is pale yellow. It is a sweet apple with low acid and a slightly flowery taste.

Distribution of the Envy apple in North America began in 2009 through the Oppenheimer Group, and ENZA (The New Zealand Apple and Pear Marketing Board) began small commercial volumes in 2012 in Washington State.[3] In Washington, the fruit surpassed 100,000 cartons for production in 2014. The companies anticipate harvesting 2 million cartons of the fruit by 2020.[4]

Envy apples are being grown under licence in New Zealand, Washington (U.S. state) and Chile.[5] Field tests are also being done in the UK, France, and with organic cultivation in Italy.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brown, S.K.; Maloney, K.E. (2009). "Making Sense of New Apple Varieties, Trademarks, and Clubs: Current Status" (PDF). New York Fruit Quarterly. 17 (3): 9–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  2. ^ US PP20477 (P3). White, Allan G., "Apple tree variety named 'Scilate'", issued 2009-11-10.
  3. ^ "U.S.: Envy apples hit record volumes in Washington State". Fresh Fruit Portal. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  4. ^ "Envy apples reach volume milestone". Produce News. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  5. ^ Charles, Dan (10 November 2014). "Want to Grow These Apples? You'll Have to Join the Club". The Salt. NPR. Retrieved 2016-01-09.

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