Fresh apples

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ChrisOC
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2014/10/14 15:22:46 (permalink)

Fresh apples

On Sunday we went to an orchard and picked apples (Fuji & Pink Lady)
Today MsOC is making a deep dish apple pie!!
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    Davydd
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    Re: Fresh apples 2014/10/14 16:26:21 (permalink)
    We live very close to the Minnesota Arboretum and every fall they open their Apple House store and sell their apples. We buy a lot of apples and either make apple sauce to freeze for this winter's consumption or we dehydrate the apples like thus... 
     

     
    So far we have had Zestar, Sweet 16, Sweetango and Honeycrisp apples. They were all created and developed at the Minnesota Arboretum. So, you might say we shop at the mother lode. They used to let you pick your own but that practice ended a few years ago. There are a couple of pick your own orchards in the area anyway and is to us more for taking our grandkids.
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    lleechef
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    Re: Fresh apples 2014/10/14 16:38:51 (permalink)
    The Melrose apple is the state apple of Ohio.  It is delicious for cooking and especially good for eating.......tart, crisp, juicy.
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    Re: Fresh apples 2014/10/14 19:02:57 (permalink)
    Tower Hill botanical garden in Massachusetts also has an interesting orchard. It is all heirlooms, and is usually a source for scion wood for hard to find apples. (no scion wood this year due to fireblight) Last year we went to the Apple Daze taste fest, and tried many kinds. Lots of fun. Unlike your suggestion in Mn, Tower Hill does not develop new apples. I have grown Sweet 16, which has not become as popular as I thought that it would. I grow Honeycrisp too, but not well. 
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    Davydd
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    Re: Fresh apples 2014/10/14 19:17:44 (permalink)
    Here is the schedule for apples coming available at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
     
    http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/UserFiles/File/AppleHouse%20Rack%20Card.pdf
     
    There is one apple, called the Wealthy apple that was the first apple cultivated that could withstand Minnesota winters. Our property was part of the one time Minnesota State Fruit Farm where it was developed by Peter Gideon in 1868. When we bought the property in 1976 there was an old gnarled Wealthy apple tree buried in the woods. It died some years ago.
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    robincashin
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    Re: Fresh apples 2015/01/14 00:42:29 (permalink)
    That is the best one.
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