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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 05:17 PM

Storing apples long term

I came across this article on Pinterest and thought Id pass it along. I love apples and hate to be without, so Im going to try this.

https://practicalselfreliance.com/apples-long-term-storage/

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Ohiogal Mar 15 OP
Hoyt Mar 15 #1
CrispyQ Mar 15 #2
OregonBlue Mar 15 #3
Warpy Mar 15 #4
dem in texas Mar 16 #5
japple Mar 16 #6

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 05:21 PM

1. An apple, or two, a day sort of person myself. Thanks.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 05:27 PM

2. Thanks!

Glad that honeycrisp apples are good for storing. Jonathan's are my favorite, but their season seems very short.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 06:49 PM

3. Thank you for this. I love a good apple but hate

the mushy water core ones we get this time of year. I'm going to give this a try this fall.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. By March, people back in root cellar days were cracking open

the applesauce and apple butter they'd put up the previous fall. People were pretty much down to woody carrots, dried legumes, and anything they could preserve with smoke and salt.

It's not that the previous fall's apples had gone bad by then, especially if they'd been picked over every few days, it was that the flesh had gotten mealy and unpleasant, making them more suitable for pies and to flavor ale and sauces.

Even supremarket apples, given optimum storage conditions, are getting a little on the mealy side this time of year.

That reminds me, I should have a couple of Granny Smith apple, ready to core and partially peel and stuff with pecans and maple sugar for baking.

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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:27 AM

5. I would always freeze them

Twice we lived in apple country where you could buy fresh apples by the bushel. I'd buy two or three bushels, peel and slice them, put them in a water-lemon juice, then drain and bag them in quart bags. Oh, how I loved having those apples, ready to make into pies and cobblers, applesauce or just a dish of baked apple slices to go with pork roast.

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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 09:11 AM

6. I bought a bushel of Gold Rush apples last November from an orchard in North Georgia.

They are last of the fall apples to be harvested and keep extremely well. The flavor is unbelievable and they just keep getting sweeter. After a few months (right about now) they get a bit shriveled on the outside, but it doesn't affect the taste or the marvelous meatiness of this great apple.

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