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An Apple a Day

Enjoy the Fall Season's Freshest Pick


    The apple crop this year in the Hudson River Valley area is supposed to be the best in a very long time. I've been going to the farmer's market almost every weekend and buying honeycrisp. I know the article said to refrigerate them, but they don't stay in my house long enough for refrigeration. I eat one for breakfast, share one with my nieces, eat another with pb for a snack and the next thing I know, it's time for another run to the farmer's market.

    I keep looking for Mutsu, and the vendors keep telling me it's too soon. Aaaahhh... the anticipation is killing me!

    This year, I'm making applesauce! - 9/19/2010 8:31:05 PM
  • I'm with Beebailey and DJ1383 on the best apples. Honeycrisp weren't in season when I decided to try another variety, Pink Lady/Cripps. Yum! Similar texture and density to my all time favorite Honeycrisp. One Christmas my niece bought me a bag of Honeys -- best gift EVER! - 9/19/2010 5:17:08 PM
  • Cripps aka Pink Lady apples are delicious; perfect blend of sweet and tart. - 9/19/2010 4:58:12 PM
  • Cripps aka Pink Lady apples are delicious; perfect blend of sweet and tart. - 9/19/2010 4:58:05 PM
  • Cripps aka Pink Lady apples are delicious; perfect blend of sweet and tart. - 9/19/2010 4:56:57 PM
  • BIRDY100
    For some reason, I don't care for the Delicious apples, they have a mealy taste to me. Maybe it is the area, central NY and not the variety. McIntosh is my favorite for eating - 9/19/2010 2:42:07 PM
  • If you can find them, ambroisia apples are to die for! Absolutely the sweetest apple I have ever tasted and they are HUGE! Great for cutting up and sharing. :) - 9/19/2010 2:41:05 PM
  • Just bought LOCAL golden delicious and was given some LOCAL red delicious and they have both been wonderful. Crisp, sweet, juicy--all the things you want in a good apple. When buying in the stores I won't eat a non-organic apple--they have all been coated with wax to make them look pretty and taste like crap when you bite into them. From my natural foods market the best apples IMHO are gala, pink lady, and braeburn--pretty much in that order. But none of those are as good as these local apples. Find a good orchard in your area and buy from them--it is worth the effort and the drive. BTW--these apples stay good out of the fridge much longer than the article states. - 9/19/2010 1:58:43 PM
  • RONIE11
    OK EVERYONE... do your research... I think it must depend on where you live.. but I have always been told that refrigerating your apples makes them mushy... I live in the pacific northwest and we NEVER store our apples in the fridge.. I guess if you live where the apples are at a constant 80 degrees or warmer it might be advisable.. and I'm with everyone else... who has had a Non-mushy.. flavorful Red Delicious in a long time... we grew them and they were good off the tree...but the store bought ones??? Gala and Cameo's are my fav's... Granny Smith are what we make pies out of... Gravestiens are the best for apple sauce... of course we grew those too so a store bought one might be different. - 9/19/2010 12:30:36 PM
  • BETTYH909
    Just remember, when figuring carbs for a diabetic (I am to have 45-50 per meal), an apple--a small one at that--has 25 carbs, so be careful not to eat more than one small apple a day--which is hard for me, because I could eat two a day--large ones at that--if carbs didn't interfere. - 9/19/2010 12:25:40 PM
  • I really like Gala apples. - 9/19/2010 12:18:27 PM
    I had my first honeycrisp yesterday - bought from our local market garden. Delicious. If you can get apples fresh I think they are all good but the mass marketing industry has wrecked the flavor of so many of my favorites. 30 years ago Delicious apples WERE my favorite - now I find them bitter. - 9/19/2010 11:46:56 AM
    What about Honey Crisp and Pink Lady? - 9/19/2010 11:19:53 AM
  • Honeycrisp are my all time favorite apple (and really the only apple I can eat down to the core), so I'm always a little extra excited for fall to roll around. - 9/19/2010 10:46:43 AM
  • Red delicious? Yuck - has to be the worst apple. Definitely not the "favorite" for eating. Honeycrisps, Jonagolds, Pinklady, and when you can get them Arkansas Blacks - much better choices! For baking, the tarter varieties work best in my book - and nothing beats Granny Smiths for pies, although any of these varieties I just mentioned will make yummy desserts, too! - 9/19/2010 10:45:15 AM

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