eve® is a sweet tangy apple with a superb white flesh contrasting with a bright red skin.
This crisp, crunchy, flavourful, firm fruit is very refreshing and is an ideal apple for fresh eating and salads.
Mariri: Nelson NZ
In the Nelson New Zealand there is a special place. A place under a clear blue sky where the sun seems brighter, the days hotter, the nights crisper.
Where mountain air rolling down the plains meets salty sea-air. A potent combination of climate and place that creates a fertility and fecundity in plant life that is special, magical even. It is called Mariri.
The tree was in the orchard of a man who was passionate about apples. Every season this orchardist would look to see if nature had created something unusual amongst his trees.
One morning it happened. The orchardist saw an apple highlighted by a beam of brilliant sunlight on this special crisp summer morning. An apple that was brighter and redder than its siblings. And it made him shiver with an intensity of foresight in a way he will never forget.
Mariri Red Tree
Every day he watched the apple grow bigger and brighter and develop into the most beautiful shape and colour of any apple he had ever seen.
So he gently took the branch of the tree and created ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ and a special nursery orchard for them. The trees grew like the first tree and the apples were truly beautiful and gave exceptional pleasure on eating.
The orchardist had named the first apple his eve®, and he named eve®’s family Mariri Red.
This is the apple of a new generation: the apple for a new generation. An apple created by nature in a special place.
An apple nature created to pleasure the palate of an apple lover.
That is the story of the eve® apple of the Heartland Group in Nelson New Zealand.
The Heartland group has developed their passion into a craft.
They call it ‘applecraft’ and its made up of three disciplines: growing, harvesting and cellaring.
eve® is the culmination of the right people, place, process and product. Love Apples.