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Old 03-01-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Favorite apples

I like Braeburn apples the best, next to Red Delicious . What are your favorites for eating. For cooking I like the tart ones.

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Just came home from the Greenmarket with a bag full of my favorites, "Mutsu's Mother." They're yellow, very crisp and very sweet. and they bake beautifully. For pies, I like to mix them with their offspring, the Mutsu. which are also yellow and very crisp, but are quite tart.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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Just came home from the Greenmarket with a bag full of my favorites, "Mutsu's Mother." They're yellow, very crisp and very sweet. and they bake beautifully. For pies, I like to mix them with their offspring, the Mutsu. which are also yellow and very crisp, but are quite tart.
oooh I'm envious. The stores around here don't have many special kinds. I do like to try different apples.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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Well, here's some trivia for you.....did you know that apples supposedly originated in Kazakhstan as well as the tulip? Their apples here are wonderful and large. The former capital "Almaty" means apple. They also have over 30 native "tulip" varieties that were exported to Holland. Kazakhstan was on the former silk route where wonderful, amazing stuff was sent all over the world from different countries along the way.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #5
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I like Braeburn apples the best, next to Red Delicious . What are your favorites for eating. For cooking I like the tart ones.
My two favorite are the Braeburn and the McIntosh {which are very hard to find in my area anymore}.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:44 PM   #6
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Fuji is my favourite eating apple, then Pink Lady, and a Jonathan is always hard to beat, just hard to locate! Granny Smiths for cooking and eating too!

And Expatgirl, I knew none of that! Very interesting! Thanks!
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We have two apple trees a fujii and a gala, but I love the pink lady and Braeburn

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #8
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My favorite apple is a Winesap but I haven't seen them in a long time. I usually buy Jonathan Gold's.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:16 PM   #9
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Well, here's some trivia for you.....did you know that apples supposedly originated in Kazakhstan as well as the tulip? Their apples here are wonderful and large. The former capital "Almaty" means apple. They also have over 30 native "tulip" varieties that were exported to Holland. Kazakhstan was on the former silk route where wonderful, amazing stuff was sent all over the world from different countries along the way.
that is interesting.

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Fuji is my favourite eating apple, then Pink Lady, and a Jonathan is always hard to beat, just hard to locate! Granny Smiths for cooking and eating too!

And Expatgirl, I knew none of that! Very interesting! Thanks!
I like Granny Smith for my apple pies.

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My favorite apple is a Winesap but I haven't seen them in a long time. I usually buy Jonathan Gold's.
I think I've seen Jonathan Gold in Wegman's , not sure about Winesap tho.

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My two favorite are the Braeburn and the McIntosh {which are very hard to find in my area anymore}.
I thought McIntosh was everywhere.

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Fuji is my favourite eating apple, then Pink Lady, and a Jonathan is always hard to beat, just hard to locate! Granny Smiths for cooking and eating too!

And Expatgirl, I knew none of that! Very interesting! Thanks!
oh yes the Pink Lady, forgot about that one, I enjoy that one too.

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We have two apple trees a fujii and a gala, but I love the pink lady and Braeburn

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oh you are fortunate to have those trees. Have you made pies or something with the apples from them?
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #10
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Honeycrisps are my favorite!
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