Earth Source Trading is importing a New Zealand apple new to the U.S.
Ephrata, Pa.-based Earth Source is the exclusive U.S. supplier of Premier Star apples, according to a company news release.
In its debut season in the U.S., the red-skinned Premier Star will be available in limited quantities only. Premier Stars can be found at select retailers nationwide.
Known for its color, thick flesh and flavor, the Premier Star, which is related to the gala, was discovered in 1999 in New Zealand’s Waimea Plains.
The variety, a hit in Asia, was officially named in 2005.