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Old 10-13-2013, 01:56 PM   #21
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The nice thing about Washington apples is they are easily identified. By state law, every apple has a "Grown in Washington" on it. I used to love to go apple picking there. They prune the trees to be short, but very wide. Those trees were meant for the apple picking public. Easy picking. The trees for shipping were taller and a ladder was needed. The public was not allowed in that orchard.
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I remember eating my first "red delicious" apple in the early '60s and my reaction was, "That really is delicious." I thought it was the best apple going. They aren't the same any more.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:05 PM   #23
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This thread encouraged me to make an apple crisp since I was having friends over. I made it a little different this time and it came out fabulous!
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #24
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This thread encouraged me to make an apple crisp since I was having friends over. I made it a little different this time and it came out fabulous!
Every time I make it for my daughter's house, her husband complains that it is not apple pie. Ingrate!
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Every time I make it for my daughter's house, her husband complains that it is not apple pie. Ingrate!
I love them both, but I might be partial to crisp with vanilla ice cream! I love pie a lot and don't care for it with ice cream, but with crisp, bring on the ice cream!
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Winesaps are GREAT apples! I may have to move to Washington state. Between apple orchards and herbal substances, there are many many advantages ...
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Winesaps are GREAT apples! I may have to move to Washington state. Between apple orchards and herbal substances, there are many many advantages ...
And don't forget the seafood restaurants you can find in Seattle. It is a well hidden secret for foodies.
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I am surrounded by apple orchards. And it is still the time of farmers market. I can also go in town to Fanuiel Hall market and get fresh picked that morning, any kind I want. Eating or cooking.
Apple growing in England went really downhill some years ago with orchards being grubbed up for other crops and we lost a lot of the old varieties for various reasons too many to go into. However, there has been a resurgence over the last few years with the trade getting very savvy about pushing the "English apple" and having the name of the variety and a little union flag sticker on each one. Among my favourite eating apples are Cox's Orange Pippins and Egremont Russets, although the latter have rather tough skins so are better peeled.
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Apple growing in England went really downhill some years ago with orchards being grubbed up for other crops and we lost a lot of the old varieties for various reasons too many to go into. However, there has been a resurgence over the last few years with the trade getting very savvy about pushing the "English apple" and having the name of the variety and a little union flag sticker on each one. Among my favourite eating apples are Cox's Orange Pippins and Egremont Russets, although the latter have rather tough skins so are better peeled.
There are now a number of organizations that collect heritage seeds of foods and varieties that have gone out of style. A lot of them ask that you save some of the seeds from a couple of plants and return them in order for them to continue their work. I have had a bite of some of the heritage apples and they taste like an apple should. Appley! The problem with heritage apples is it takes more than just one growing season to get a return of a crop. But still worth the effort. Heritage tomatoes are another food I love. Oh dear! My mouth is drooling again.
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Apples are usually propagated from grafted branches. Growing from seed doesn't guarantee you'll duplicate the apple you bit into. I don't know all the botanical stuff but maybe our resident Master Gardener could help you if you have questions.
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