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5/3/09 3:18 A

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We picked up some organic {or so the bag said} apples at Wal-Mart this weekend and they are delicious! Not mealy at all.

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4/22/09 9:10 A

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We have a Fresh Market and an Earth Fare. I have found the produce form Earth Fare to be much better.

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4/22/09 8:53 A

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I've had that same problem with organic apples. I've found that the organic apples from Whole Foods are nice and crisp, and the ones from Safeway (Dominick's) have that mushy, mealy taste. Maybe try getting them from a different grocery store?

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4/21/09 11:35 P

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I go organic each weekend when I go buy my produce. I like the cortlands, pink lady, gala's .. eating theses apple's make it more enjoyable.

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4/21/09 9:30 P

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Someone told me that if an apple is mealy it was frozen in transit. I love the taste of gala or fuji apples.

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4/21/09 6:55 P

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We have a farmer's market every Saturday and they have organic farmers there. I am hoping to go this weekend and get some fruits, vegs, and eggs.

Melissa

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4/21/09 6:48 P

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I have bought organic apples that were crisp and tasty, so I don't think being mushy is specifically because they were organic. It might be that because they are organic, they don't have the shelf life of regular commercially grown apples, and if the demand for the organic apples is not so high for your store, they may sit around longer. Next time you could talk to a produce person at the store and try to find out how recently the organic apples arrived.

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Pink Ladies are our favs here too!! They are typically out towards the fall here in GA. They aren't grown here but in WA state and shipped. They are well worth the wait, lolol. Thankfully we now have 2 fresh food stores, so that helps with variety now.

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4/21/09 11:56 A

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I recently read that apples are among the fruits and vegetables that retain the most pesticides, so it's better to buy organic. I was pretty bummed because, at least at the stores I shop at, the organic apple supply is much more limited and I haven't seen any Pink Ladies (my favorite variety).
Anyway, this has been my second attempt at buying organic apples, and both times (and all four varieties I tried) have been mushy and mealy. I HATE mealy apples, the whole reason I like apples is because of that fresh crisp snap you get ... and I'm wondering, is this common with organic apples? I didn't run into it very often with standard apples, but it seems that every organic one I've tried has been this way. Or maybe I've just been unlucky lately?
Any input?

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