You may have noticed that not all apples are red. There are yellow, pink or green varieties. Red apples get their color from anthocyanins (compounds responsible for red, purple and blue colours). These are pigments or natural dyes that develop as an apple grows.
“The average height in Nyingchi, Tibet is 3,100 m. There is quite a big difference between day and night temperatures, a lot of sunlight . These and other climatic and unique geographic features make the gardens at this location ideal for growing black diamond apples, ”says Ms. Yu Wenxin, director at Dandong Tianluo Sheng Nong E-Commerce Trade Co., Ltd.
Black Diamond Apples | Unique Variety of Chinese apples
Unusual and unique variety of Chinese apples is sold only in limited quantities and is presented in a gift box.
“Black diamond apples belong to the Hua-Niu variety also known as Chinese Red Delicious. This unique variety was developed by vaccinations. Black diamond apples have a brilliant purple color, a pleasant texture and are very beautiful. Therefore, they are called “.
“Since 2012, we have been growing black diamond apples in a 50 hectare territory. And only in 2015, our 20,000 trees brought the first fruits of exactly the quality that we wanted. This year production will be about 50,000 kilograms. Black apples are delivered to the market at the end of the year and are sold for about two months. ”
“Since production in China is limited and distribution costs are quite high, black diamond apples belong to the high-end segment of the market. We mainly sell them in gift packs of 6 or 8 apples. Last year, a small number of our apples were sold to prestigious Chinese supermarkets, where they were met very well. That is why we will sell them online and offline this year. We will sell about 50,000 kilograms for large e-commerce, distributors and luxury supermarkets in cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.