I'd never heard of Pacific Queen apples until I purchased a bag from the grocery store last week. One of the produce guys in the market said they were in fresh from New Zealand, and since I'd just visited I thought I'd try something different than the usual Fuji, Braeburn, et. al. varieties.
Wow! Tasty. Super sweet. Just in my lifetime, dozens of new types of apples have been bred in laboratories around the world. Not all genetic engineering is a bad thing.