Jazz (apple)

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Jazz apple
Scifresh 13.01.2013 13-21-39.jpg
SpeciesMalus domestica
Hybrid parentage'Braeburn' × 'Gala'
OriginNew Zealand, 1985
fruit and crosssection

Jazz is a trademarked brand of the 'Scifresh' cultivar of domesticated apple.[1]

'Scifresh' is a cross between 'Royal Gala' and Braeburn. It was developed in New Zealand as part of a collaboration between apple marketer ENZA, orchardists, and the Plant & Food Research institute. The original cross was made in 1985 on trees at Goddard Lane, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.[2][3] It launched commercially in April 2004.

Jazz apples are somewhat variable in shape.

It is hard and crisp but juicy. The color is flushes of red and maroon over shades of green, yellow and orange.[4]

Growers produce Jazz apples under licence in New Zealand, UK, United States, Australia, France, Chile, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.[citation needed] Grown in the northern and southern hemispheres, it is available all year round.[5]


  1. ^ Orange Pippin Ltd (22 May 2015). "Apple – Jazz – tasting notes, identification, reviews". Orange Pippin – all about apples and orchards.
  2. ^ "Apple variety named 'Scifresh' – WHITE ALLAN G." freepatentsonline.com.
  3. ^ "Jazz Story » JAZZ Apples". jazzapple.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08.
  4. ^ Produce Oasis
  5. ^ "Jazz Apples". specialtyproduce.com.

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