Unique apples are grown in an orchard with an area of 50 hectares at an altitude of 3,100 meters above sea level. Hua Niu apples, also known as Chinese Red Delicious, are dark-violet, almost black, writes “Agro-Center” with a reference to hortidaily.com.
This rare apple variety is grown in the mountains of Tibet. They acquire their unique color under the influence of the geographical conditions of Ningchi, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
A Chinese company Dandong Tianluo Sheng Nong E-Commerce Trade Ltd is engaged in the cultivation of these unusual apples. They created an orchard with an area of 50 hectares at an altitude of 3,100 meters above sea level.
As experts explain, the main reason for the formation of the dark apple skin color is a tangible difference in temperature during the day and night. Also, intense sunlight and ultraviolet cause the fruit to change the color from a characteristic dark red to dark purple.
“Black Diamond” is sold in high-class supermarkets in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Fruits are gift-wrap,ed by 6-8 pieces. The price for one fruit is 6.37 euros.