[NAFEX] Apple flavor
dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Wed Apr 5 11:50:18 EDT 2006
For those folks who prefer a soft dry apple, we have those varieties like
Red Free, McIntosh, Jonagored, Enterprise and Jonamac that begin to soften
about 4-6 weeks after harvest or are naturally softer varieties.
Apples stored in RA storage (Regular Atmospheric) even when treated with
Tsuami 100, will still break down and eventually rot. Apples stored at 34 F
still produce ethylene and create heat which in turn breaks down the cell
structure which is what causes apples to soften and eventually rot. To
avoid a cooler full of rotten apples in January or February, we give all of
our "still good" apples to the Society of St. Andrews for their food
pantries. If we had CA storage (Controlled Atmospheric) we could store the
apples longer and extend our sales into the spring, but we do not need to
add the additional costs and overhead which would not be offset by the
additional sales, since only about 2% of our total sales comes from
wholesale. We are only open from July through November 15 and sell via
internet through December 20 or so and after that we close for the season.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message -----
From: Jwlehman at aol.com
To: dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Apple flavor
In a message dated 4/3/2006 1:59:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com writes:
There is nothing better than a fresh orchard picked apple for flavor and
At Royal Oak Farm Orchard, we do not store apples beyond December due to
breaking down and becoming soft.
Question for you to consider. Could you be limiting your market potential
based on your personal apple taste preferences?
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