The apple growers at the University of Minnesota need a name for their newly developed apple. It will have an unusual flavor - tropical, like pineapple or sugar cane were several of the descriptive terms used for the flavor. Apple number MN447 is blocky and rather small in size. Jim Luby, the university's top apple expert said "By the time it's ripe, it's a really strong flavor...Some people really hate it, some people really like it"
I have several University of Minnesota developed apple trees and had a bumper crop this year. Although I don't really need to add to my orchard, this new one sounds like a winner.
Can you help pick its name? The winner will receive bragging rights and a bag of apples. The contest runs through October.
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