The best apples are grown on our soil

New Zealand’s unique combination of warm summer sunshine, crisp winter frosts and clean pure waters make our apples the best.

Our apples ripen slowly, naturally and with the absolute minimum of human intervention, allowing them to develop a naturally crisp texture and intense flavour.

Freshco grows and sources some of the best varieties our country has to offer, including those which are exclusive to us.

A bunch of Breeze Apples on a Tree
Five Breeze Apples, with one cut in half


New Zealand's First Apple

From New Zealand where the sun shines first.

Breeze™ is New Zealand's earliest apple to be harvested. It gives buyers the opportunity to be the first to launch the New Zealand season. It’s early, red and sweet.

The Breeze™ apple picking season begins at the end of a long, blue-sky summer that delivers more than 1000 hours of potent sunshine giving every Breeze™ apple a heavenly scent and super-crisp, satisfying flesh that’s bursting with juice – a gift from nature.

This apple is aromatic and very crisp.  Harvested at optimum maturity from the rich soils and warm climate of New Zealand, Breeze encapsulates the perfect combination of apple traits.

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When you bite into a Sonya apple be prepared for an explosion of sweet juicy flavour.

Sonya is a relatively new apple, developed in the south island of New Zealand. It is a cross between a Red Delicious and Gala.

Sonya has two distinctive features. Firstly, its unusual shape - it is a very tall apple stemming from its parent Red Delicious. Sonya's other distinctive feature is its exceptional sweetness (even sweeter than Gala) - the flavour is strongly reminiscent of raw sugar cane blended with fruity flavour, and there is no trace of acidity whatsoever. Another great feature is it has exceptional storage and keeping qualities.

Sonya™. A heavenly spectrum of sweetness, crispness and fragrance

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Four Sonya Apples, with one cut in half
A close up of a Cheekie apple


A wonderfully distinctive flavour.

Described as being slightly tropical with a hint of passion fruit accompanied by an ever-so-slight tartness, it offers a delightful eating experience. It’s a crisp and dense fleshed apple with a dark red blush.

To bite into a Cheekie™ is to experience an explosive juicy crunch that is deeply satisfying and enjoyable.

A Royal Gala apple

Royal Gala

This apple was developed in New Zealand and is the red colour variant of the Gala variety. It is derived from Cox's Orange, Golden Delicious and Red Delicious varieties. It is a very crisp and sweet apple, with a distinctive red fleck through the skin. Popular the world over, this apple is a must have!

A New Zealand Queen Apple

New Zealand Queen

This apple has taken Asia by storm in recent times. A superb eating apple that is a cross between a Gala and Splendor. It is crisp, juicy and sweet. Has a pink colour and fantastic appearance, making it one of our most popular.

A Braeburn Apple


Developed in New Zealand this apple has a medium to high acidity. The tartness of it makes it more popular in Europe and North America. It has great storage quality and a distinctive crisp flesh. It has a bold red stripe on a partially orange-red colour with a green background.

A Fuji Apple


This immensely flavourful variety grows large in size. Known for crispness and super sweet flavour. It's very versatile and very good for cooking, as well as eating, because it holds its texture.

A New Zealand Rose

New Zealand Rose

This apple also developed in New Zealand is a sweet and crisp fleshed variety. This is a favourite among the New Zealand domestic market.

A Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith

A uniquely-developed New Zealand variety that is refreshingly tangy and crisp. This apple is coloured bright green and has a white crisp flesh. A traditional apple in most world markets.

A Pink Lady Apple

Pink Lady

Developed in Western Australia, this apple is a cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apples. It is a sweet, tangy apple which has a pink blush over a green background. This medium-sized apple has a cream dense flesh that resists browning when cut

A Fuji Apple

Golden Sun

Similar to Fuji but with higher colour, this immensely flavourful variety grows large in size. Known for crispness and super sweet flavour. It's very versatile and very good for cooking, as well as eating, because it holds its texture.