[NAFEX] Apple tastes
jas39a at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 1 19:38:29 EDT 2008
My apples snap. My Enterprise and Stayman snap like juicy obsidian. This
time of year--when it cools off at night, down into the 30's, but gets warm
and sunny during the day.....boy, are they good, straight off the tree!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Angermayer" <hangermayer at isp.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 3:24 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Apple tastes
> Alan's good post on the Cameo apple promted me to write something I've
> discovered about my own apple tastes. This post may generate a lot of
> disagreement. That's OK, I've got a lot to learn about apples. But as a
> novice, I've still been ordering apple samplers from Applesource. One
> I've discovered is that the most important apple characteristic for me is
> snap. Why is this a revelation? Because snap doesn't seem to be given
> much weight in apple descriptions. Apples are typically characterized as
> sweet, balanced, or tart. For my part, I think apples should be
> characterized mainly as crisp or yielding. I've always known texture is a
> pretty big thing to me, but all the apple descriptions had me a little
> confused about what I really like in an apple. Finally after tasting a
> couple dozen different apples from applesource, I realized generally the
> crisper the apple the more I liked it. Whether it be sweet, balanced or
> slightly tart. Thinking back, my three favorite (storebought) apples have
> been Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady. Since two are sweet and one is
> the common thread is crispness. Juiciness is probably a close second for
> important characteristic.
> I wonder that I'm not all alone in this regard. Pink Lady, Fuji, and
> Honeycrisp have continued to gain market share. I understand Fuji is the
> number one apple in Japan and China. Japan's number three apple is Mutsu
> don't know what the second place apple is). Mutsu is also know for
> crispness, being an offspring of Fuji.
> I know all apples are probably crisp when picked perfectly and eaten right
> away, but I'm refering to maximum crispness with less than perfect
> conditions. I think sweet, balanced, and tart are still very valuable
> descriptions, I'm just saying they perhaps, take a backseat to snap.
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