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Why Black Apples are growing in China?

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. No doubt apples are very tasty, juicy, delicious and healthy. Moreover, its red colour attracts people and gives the right signal to the health.

If you ever see a Black Apple, would you purchase or eat it? Yes, the Black Apples known as Black Diamond are coming from China; the breed is of Chinese Red Delicious. In China, the name of this variety is Hua Niu. The fruit is fetched high value which is 50 yuan (€6.37) per fruit hence the Chinese farmers are tempted to grow only Black Apples. 

The apples are Black in colour as they get their unique dark purple colour from the geographical conditions of Nyingchi, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The main cause of why these fruits turn dark is the notable temperature differences between day and night, and the intense sunlight and ultraviolet light which causes their skin to go from the characteristic deep red to dark purple. 

The Chinese company Dandong Tianluo Sheng Nong E-Commerce Trade Ltd has set up a 50-hectare orchard at an elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level. 

Only selected high-end supermarkets in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are selling these rare apples in gift packages of 6 to 8 fruits.  

The only real thing that makes them exceptional is the exposure to the sun they get and the weather conditions of that climate.

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