We are carrying on with our strange and unusual types of fruits, and this post is all about the biblical apple. From the moment Eve bit into the first apple we all knew that this would be a fruit that temptation couldn’t resist. But she might have thought differently if that said apple was one of this lot…
Top 10 Strange, Rare and Unusual Apples
This delicious looking fruit goes by so many names it is imposable to name them all. Love apples, java, Royal, bellfruit, cloud, wax jambu, and some even call it a bell fruit. Being one of the more exotic varieties of apples this is also one of the rarest apart from the South African places that grow it naturally.
9 – Square
There will be lots of people holding up the “Photoshopped” cards, but you would be wrong! These really are grown by a plantation in Chungju, South Korea as farming scholarships.
8 – Purple
I could not get 100% proof that these are real (IE: A Wiki Post), but there are dozens of images and posts about them, so I suppose it must exist! It would not be the first time wiki has missed the boat and it certainly wont be the last.
7 – Star Fruit
It does go under several names like Carambola, Star Fruit and Star Apple, but it really is an apple! It does have a mildly tart taste apparently, but it makes for a great snack. Sadly it just doesn’t have all the healing properties that its Jamaican brother has.(See number 5)
6 – Hawaii Mountain
With a very distinct shape, taste and seed in the middle there is not much you could confuse it with. These smaller pear shaped apples are said to have a strange taste of rose petals and apple. It is said that they originally from Malaysia, but they were brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians.
5 – Star Apple
Not only are these star shaped apples a very unusual shape, but apparently they care also really good for you! (As with most apples.) The health benefits include the ability to soothe inflammation in laryngitis and pneumonia, a treatment for diabetes mellitus and as a decoction is gargled to relieve angina and even used to overcome intestinal disturbances! Its not just an apple, it is an edible medical kit!
4 – Pippins
If you pick some of the smaller pippin apples before they are ripe you do end up with an almost pure white apple! But you are not going to see these in the shops any time soon, because apparently they do taste quite bitter.
3 – To halfs
Fruit farmer Ken Morrish has been picking fruit from his apple tree for over 60 years! But in the rarest of the rarest 2 different types of apple seed merged and have grown a perfect half and half apple! Stats wise only 1 in 10 million apples grown from the same area will do this.
2 – Custard
This is one of the only ones off this list that I have actually tried myself, and I can tell you this. They really do taste exactly like custard! I know that is why it got its name, but it really does taste exactly the same which I found very weird indeed.
1 – Redlove
If ever there was an apple name that sums up how I feel about it, Redlove does just that. OK, so what if it was created by botanists who cross-pollinated a normal apple with a watermelon to create this Frankenstein fruit? It’s an apple that tastes just like a watermelon and that gets my vote all the way!