[NAFEX] Pixie Crunch
machelp at attglobal.net
Sat Aug 20 17:59:15 EDT 2005
Ginda Fisher wrote:
> On Aug 20, 2005, at 12:19 AM, Charles Paradise wrote:
> > Doreen Howard wrote:
> >> I'm totally
> >> new to apple growing and don't even have a clue how to tell when
> >> an apple is
> >> ripe.
> >> Doreen Howard
> > Doreen,
> > In August-ripening Gala, I used to tell when the Galas were getting
> > ripe because the seeds would turn from white to brown. Brown told
> > me the apple was ripe.
> > Charlie Paradise
> If you had enough apples to cut some open just to test ripeness,
> couldn't you just as easily have tasted them to check?
We didn't know the apple when we first grew it. We wouldn't have known how it was supposed to taste when ripe. Another reason the tasting isn't perfectly reliable is the apple tasted good a little underripe, ripe, and a little overripe.
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