Black Diamond Apples From Tibet 

Black Diamond Apples for Diabetes Patients

There are a huge number of cultivated varieties of garden apple trees in the world, which differ in color, shape, size and taste of the fruit.

The predecessor of the world-famous Black Diamond apples was originally the Hua Niu variety, which was previously bred by New Zealand breeders, writes Agrostory. After varietal seedlings of this plant were brought to the Middle Kingdom, local gardeners, thanks to special climatic conditions and modern growing technologies, were able to significantly improve the characteristics of this variety.

Thanks to the work of Chinese farmers and unique natural factors, apples have acquired a rare dark purple skin color and a pleasant texture. In addition, the fruits turned out to be more useful because they contain more vitamins, sugars, macro- and microelements. At the same time, they have a juicy taste.

 

Apples for Diabetes Patients

In appearance, ripened apples resemble a diamond, which is why they were given the name “Black Diamond.”
The fact is that apple orchards were originally located in the Tibetan highlands at an altitude of 3100 to 3500 meters above sea level, where there is a fairly noticeable difference in day and night temperatures. At the same time, the plants receive the maximum amount of ultraviolet radiation, due to which they acquire the unique dark color of the fruits.

Black Diamond apple trees have proven to be unpretentious and demonstrate excellent frost resistance. In addition, they do not require insect pollination and are virtually undamaged by insect pests.

The first apple orchard was planted by Tibetan gardeners back in 2011. Its area was about 50 hectares. After just four years, 20,000 trees produced about 50,000 kilograms of mature fruit. However, with this variety, not everything is so simple. The fact is that only about 30% of the harvest has the dark purple fruit color accepted as the standard, so the total number of varietal apples is not so large, and distribution costs are quite high.
Then Chinese marketers decided to sell these apples in limited quantities and brought them into a separate group of exclusive VIP-class products. They are sold individually and placed in a special gift package containing from 6 to 8 fruits.

The cost of one apple ranges from $7 to 20.

The sale of ripened fruits begins in October and lasts about two months. At the same time, producers and distributors managed to create a significant stir in the market, since the main sales of Black Diamond apples occur by pre-order and prepayment.