(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 26) New Zealand-grown Jazz apples should be on U.S. retail shelves by early April.
In addition to bulk, smaller Jazz apples will be packed in bags, according to a news release from Auckland, New Zealand-based Enza Ltd., the creator of the Jazz.
The bags will be branded Jazz Snackers and targeted for kids’ lunchboxes.
Jazz apples are a cross between galas and braeburns.
New Zealand-grown Jazz apples are marketed exclusively in the U.S. by Vancouver, B.C.-based The Oppenheimer Group.
Jazz grown in Washington are co-marketed by Oppenheimer and Selah, Wash.-based Rainier Fruit Co.