Adrian Scripps supplies Tesco with UK-grown rival to Pink Lady apples

Tesco supermarkets will exclusively sell British-grown Autumn Blush apples, a new pink-skinned variety supplied by Kent fresh produce company Adrian Scripps.

Autumn Blush apples - image:Adrian Scripps
Autumn Blush apples - image:Adrian Scripps

Adrian Scripps managing director James Simpson said: "The richly flavoured, aromatic apple is something unique in comparison with the wave of crisp sweet/tart apples of recent years.

"We believe this apple can be likened to a fine wine and harks back to more traditional flavours that will appeal to a wide range of consumers."

A poll of Tesco customers yielded the name Autumn Blush for the variety, whose official name is Gradirose.

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