Apples only a mother could love: these are Knobbed Russets, and they’re actually SUPPOSED to look like this, all gnarled and gnarly. On our visit to Scott Farm in Vermont, orchard manager Ezekiel Goodband tells us they remind him of shrunken heads. Others say they look like toads or potatoes. Or brains. But inside that forbidding, warty skin: off-beat deliciousness. Author Rowan Jacobsen calls the Knobbed Russet ”a sweet, funky, tasty beast, both perfumed and earthy at the same time…. It is here to freak out your friends.”
Bet they taste better than Red Delicious.