Japanese Ourin Apples
Ourin apples are aromatic with a strong, honeyed fragrance, and are favored for their delicate, light texture. The apples also have a very sweet, mildly tart flavor with notes of pineapple and pear. The skin ripens from green to yellow when mature and is firm, taut, and semi-smooth with prominent lenticels, creating a slightly bumpy, rough texture.
The name Ourin roughly translates from Japanese to mean “king of apples,” and despite their yellow-green skin, which traditionally signifies a tart apple such as the granny smith, Ourin apples are commonly consumed for their very sweet flavor as a stand-alone, after-dinner treat. In Japan, Ourin apples are also given as housewarming gifts to friends and family as a symbol of hospitality, respect, and goodwill.