Kanzi (apple)

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Kanzi® ('Nicoter') apple
Kanzi apples.jpg
SpeciesMalus domestica
Hybrid parentageBraeburn & Gala
Origin Belgium

The Kanzi is the trademark name[1] of the 'Nicoter'[2] modern bred cultivar of domesticated apple which has been developed in Belgium by "Better3Fruits" and "Greenstar Kanzi Europe" (GKE)[3] from a natural cross between a Gala apple and a Braeburn apple.[4] Kanzi is Swahili for "hidden treasure".[3]

The Kanzi apple has the same parentage as the Jazz from New Zealand and they are similar in taste and appearance. The texture of Jazz is harder.[3] Tasters have voted for the Kanzi in preference to the Jazz.[3] Kanzi is still also firm and fairly crisp, quite juicy, slightly sharp rather than sweet in taste, with a pleasant and mild flavor.[3] It is mainly used for fresh consumption.[5]

Kanzi apple are variable in shape.
Cross section of a "Kanzi" apple.

Kanzi first reached the European markets in 2006[5] and is already grown in the United States by a select group of farmers.[6] A limited crop first reached the US markets in 2014.[7]


  1. ^ kanziapple.com, retrieved 17 March 2016
  2. ^ Making Sense of New Apple Varieties, Trademarks and Clubs Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e "Apple - Kanzi - tasting notes, identification, reviews". Orangepippin.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  4. ^ "Season starts for new Kanzi, Greenstar apple varieties". Stock Journal. Fairfax media. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b Cooks Info
  6. ^ Bristol Farms
  7. ^ PR/Web

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