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  • From: "Stephen Sadler" <>
  • To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] firm cooking apples (was Bramley)
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:59:57 -0700

Those intermediate pie apples, like Macoun, are never as firm as the say,
Jonathans or Pippins, nor as mushy as McIntoshes or Bramleys. With Macoun,
I think you would get a firmer pie with fresh apples, not stored. I'm
surprised you find them in the markets there - I never seem them here. You
have to go to the orchards - which are plentiful.

If you try a Spy & Mac pie, go two-thirds to three-quarters Northern Spy,
especially since you (and me both!) like a pie with distinctive and firmish
pieces. I wouldn't choose more than 1/3 of my pie apples from the softer

I am sort of longing for the new crop of apples - but I hate that the end of
summer looms. I can never get enough of sunshine and peaches...


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:23 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] firm cooking apples (was Bramley)

Thanks everyone.

Charlie - you live in my general neighborhood. Where can I buy
Northern Spies? (reply off list if you like.) I see a few of them
for one week at one market, and wonder if anyone sells them in more

Stephen, I will have to try a multi-variety pie with an eye towards
slices in sauce, as you suggest. Perhaps Spy and Macintosh.

Of the other suggested apples, I can buy a few Goldrush or Newton
Pippin (like Northern Spy), Jonagold, Stayman Winesap, and of course
Macoun, which is very popular around here and is in the supermarket
in season. I find Macoun cooks similarly to McIntosh. (Maybe I
overcook it?)

I've never seen Suncrisp or Cox's Orange pippin for sale locally. Or
a Prairie Spy. Is that a really different apple or just a sport of N
Spy, do you think?

Thanks again. I will think of you in pie season. :)

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