[NAFEX] best apples article
akmanty at localnet.com
Sun Oct 21 19:34:10 EDT 2007
We use a refrigerator in the basement, and put a container of water,
with a sponge in to add some moisture.
At 11:27 AM 10/21/2007, you wrote:
> > If you are going to discuss "best apples" it's useful to add some
> > context. Do you mean best fresh-picked off your own trees, or best out
> > of your cellar or refrigerator throughout the following winter.
>Good point. When I planted my apple trees (which are still too young for
>apples), I made a point of trying to find good keepers, and for taste,
>not cooking. There is no way I'll be able to eat all those apples at
>once, so I hope to store them and enjoy eating them most of the winter.
> > Someone mentioned Honeycrisp as a good storage apple that keeps its
> > crunch- maybe in CO2 storage but not out of my cellar!
>This is disappointing, because it's one of the varieties I planted, just
>for that reason (and because I like the taste, at least in grocery store
>apples). I've since discovered that it supposedly tastes best when there
>are cool nights when it ripens, so maybe this was a bad pick for two
>Which brings up another question: what's the best way to store apples
>over the winter? I don't have a root cellar. My basement is unfinished,
>and a bit cooler (and damper) than the rest of the house, but not
>extraordinarily so. I was thinking of buying another refrigerator
>(perhaps an older, used one), just for fruit. Would they dry out too
>badly there? Any suggestions? I've got at least a year to worry about
>Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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