Jazz (apple)

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. It is hard and crisp but juicy. The colour is flushes of red and maroon over shades of green, yellow and orange.[4] Jazz is a close relative of the Kanzi apple, which is easier to bite and has a more delicate sweet-tart taste.[5]

Jazz apple
SpeciesMalus domestica
Hybrid parentage'Braeburn' × 'Royal Gala'
OriginNew Zealand, 1985

Growers produce Jazz apples under licence in New Zealand, UK, United States, Australia, France, Chile, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria. Grown in the northern and southern hemispheres, it is available all year round.[6] Trees take between four and five years before they start to produce fruit.[7]


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  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". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  5. Jamie (2022-01-19). "What Are The Sweetest Apples - 38 Excellent Choices 2022". Lacademie. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
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  7. "Jazz Kids - Play, Create and have lots of fun!". JAZZ Apple. Retrieved 2019-06-08.

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