This is the variety that starts our apple season this year! Paula Reds are now available Saturday mornings at the Plymouth Market.
Here's the details on this apple:
Nature did what plant breeders couldn't--produce a McIntosh-type apple that matures in late summer rather than fall. Paula Red is considered a McIntosh mutation, discovered around 1960 near a McIntosh block by grower Lewis Arends of Sparta, Michigan. Mr. Arends named the new variety after his wife Pauline. Paula Red has the pleasing tartness of McIntosh and a rather similar appearance. Paula Red is a short-season apple.