Formerly known as Carousel, the Cameo apple was discovered growing as a chance seedling in an orchard near Wenatchee, Washington in the 1980s. It looks like a Red Delicious in shape but its color is not as deep red. Because it was discovered in a Red Delicious orchard, it’s likely that a Red Delicious is a parent. The Cameo’s flavor is a good balance of sweet and tart, with honey and citrus tones. It is a bright red-striped apple with a creamy orange color. Crisp in texture, it’s a great fresh-eating apple, but is excellent in pies and sauces, too.Good choice for eating out of hand or in saladsGood choice for baking
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Rosemary Wolbert is a writer cum gentlewoman farmer. A former corporate communicator, she now relishes the quiet country life — just reading, cooking and writing in Pennsylvania. She publishes the blog Sprigs of Rosemary and writes a monthly newspaper column, “Good Food Matters” and believes food bridges all kinds of barriers, real or imagined.