[nafex] Keeping apples

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 14 13:13:35 EST 2014


...And Winesap, one of the parents of Arkansas Black, keeps in cellar in loosely tied plastic bags until May without loss of quality in my otherwise dry climate. Gotta find/try Arkansas Black someday. 

 Dave Liezen, Eastern Washington, where rain and snow have finally arrived after 4 months drought


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> From: lpittman at murraystate.edu
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:29:59 -0600
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Keeping apples
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> 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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> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jim Fruth
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:07 PM
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> Subject: [nafex] Keeping apples
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> Is there a home kitchen method for waxing apples so they don’t lose moisture during storage? I love Haralsons but they look like prunes at this time of the year.
>
> Jim Fruth
> Pequot Lakes, MN
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