Pinova (Piñata) Apple Review
"A Papier Mache Fruit Husk"
The Pinova apple (also branded as Piñata) probably should be beaten to a pulp with a baseball bat until the sweet innards drip onto the grasses of your backyard as a feast for ants. While it does have an intense sweet and juicy taste, that some breeders claim to invoke pineapple, this tropical depression is nothing more than a thick-skinned, papier mache fruit husk filled with off-brand hard candies. Skip the party, stay home and eat a Gala.
2022 UPDATE: The fresher apples are not mealy, major upgrade on flesh but with freshness comes worse density. Taste +1, Crispness +1, Skin -1, Flesh +3, Juiciness -1, Density -2. Horse Food -> Not Worth Eating.
- FLAVOR PROFILE -
PINOVA APPLE BIO
Cox’s Orange Pippin x
Duchess of Oldenburg x
Winter – Early Summer
Piñata, Corail, Sonata
6 thoughts on “Pinova (Piñata) Apple Review”
I’ve been privately reviewing apples so I can remember what I like (my memory is awful). I always thought that *i* was florid, catty, and uncharitable…but I think I’ll just keep a list of names and leave the reviews to you.
No need to get your hands dirty in this filthy filthy business!
We just bought 10 apples while visiting the Apple Barn in Sevierville, Tennessee. We are keeping a list and ranking them as we try them.
These are the varieties we snagged on this trip:
2. Jona Gold
3. Staymen Winesap
6. September Wonder
7. Pink lady
8. Arkansas Black
10. Crimson Crisp
So far we’ve only sampled the September Wonder, Arkansas Black, and Piñata. The piñata was our favorite of the three! It was more crisp than a golden delicious, and had a tangy initial flavor followed by various levels of sweetness. We loved the September Wonder when we tried it first, but the Piñata had much more depth of flavor. Perhaps you got one that wasn’t quite in season?
I agree wholeheartedly, but would like to add, the piñata apples I tried (and on Rosh Hashanah of all times ) had this awful somehow bitter and savory aftertaste. Savory is not a flavor apples should be?? Betrayed by the pretty apples with an interesting name
I think they’re a lot better this year. crisper, juicier, skin doesn’t seem as thick. I was pleasantly surprised.