[nafex] Keeping apples

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Wed Feb 12 11:51:11 EST 2014


That brings up a thought.  I have 4 Mutsu apples left from the fall.  They Are soft but they have flavor.  Recently bought Fugis from the grocery.  Crisp but bland.   Is it the storage?  Are Fugis being Red Deliciousized?  Or is it just me?  I think I will switch to Granny Smith  for a while.
Naomi  

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Lucky Pittman
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Subject: Re: [nafex] Keeping apples

Jim,
Fellow who used to run a small commercial orchard here had a big walk-in cooler - but had to keep wet towels over baskets of apples in long-term storage to keep them from shriveling. 
I remember visiting with him at the beginning of a fall apple season, and having him tell me he had some Arkansas Blacks from the previous year that were better than they'd even been, but couldn't sell them because his wife had gotten tired of keeping the towels wet over the summer, and they were shriveled, and no one would buy them - even though the quality was vastly superior to what they'd been when they came off the trees almost a year earlier. 

Lucky



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