Zestar! is an early season apple with a zesty flavor and a hint of brown sugar. This particular type of apple is crisp and juicy with excellent storage capabilities. Zestar! was created in 1998 by the University of Minnesota. It has a mid-level red color that grows best in cooler climates. It is typically 3 inches in size with a storage life of 2 months.
These apples are best for fresh eating and maintain their crisp texture even after sitting in consumers’ lunchboxes for hours. Due to the brown sugar flavoring, this is a great apple for baking especially pies or tarts.