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WHAT happened to apples?
November 21,2012

Posted on 11/21/2012 11:59:47 AM PST by SE Mom

Sooo...today I'm making my annual Thanksgiving apple crisp, a labor intensive project (peel, core and slice 2-3 dozen apples).

I went to the store and bought 2 bags of Rome and Granny Smith with a few loose Mac's and Golden Delicious. I noticed none of them had that apple fragrance but brought them home and started peeling and slicing.

Wait a second...none of them have an apple scent even when I cut them open..wonder how they taste..sliced off a few bites from each variety and what do you know..they don't TASTE like apples. They LOOK gorgeous..but they taste ...like...cold, crispy, crunchy...nothing. NOTHING!!!!!

What the hell have they done to apples? Are they being genetically engineered now to look great but taste..blah? Did Michelle outlaw flavor in fruits to decrease our sweets intake? Is there a grinch somewhere who stole all the real apples?

Anyone else finding this happening with apples and/or other fruits?


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To: SE Mom

In general, fruits and vegetables are reportedly 30-40% less
nutritious than they were a generation ago. That is because the producers are creating produce genetically engineered for appearances, to look better or convenience by devoting resources, to say, creating seedless watermelon without those black seeds, instead of making them taste better or more nutritious. I’m sure apples are just as equally being cross-bred for appearance and not for the crisp flavor we all remember back in the day.


41 posted on 11/21/2012 12:34:22 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: SE Mom

“Anyone else finding this happening with apples and/or other fruits?”

The worst ones are those that didn’t fall very far from the tree.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 12:35:16 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: SE Mom

Apples are easy to grow, I have a tree that produces a small amount of adequate apples from a half whisky barrel.


43 posted on 11/21/2012 12:36:57 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: SE Mom

I have two apple trees. Both of them are a type which can grow in Northern Florida. They are edible but that is about it.

I also have two pear trees. One is what I call “sand pears”. They are no good at all. The other one is a Bartlet pear tree and it produces delicious pears.

The best thing I have is a Japanese persimmon. They are very large and really good.


44 posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:17 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SE Mom

Haven’t had any problems with store-bought apples here in Northwest Illinois this year. Very tasty, fragrant and have kept well. I think you got a bad batch.


45 posted on 11/21/2012 12:37:49 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (There is no tagline. You must seek your answers elsewhere.)
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To: SE Mom

They’re find around here (Boise, ID)


46 posted on 11/21/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“I think you just set a record!”

Not even remotely close!


47 posted on 11/21/2012 12:43:25 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SE Mom

Still....a piece of fresh-sliced apple makes great bait for clearing out the family of chipmunks from around my house - six caught and exiled to the woods in one week......


49 posted on 11/21/2012 12:45:44 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I think you just set a record!

6 isn't a record. I've seen a eight and a nine before. The nine was intentional, however, so I don't think it counts.

There are rumors* that JimRob himself once got drunk on a dark, moonless night and got 12 in a row after his mouse was struck by lightning and supercharged, but that's probably just baseless legend.

*There is a strong possibility that I just made this up
50 posted on 11/21/2012 12:46:00 PM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: SE Mom

Obama’s Fault!


51 posted on 11/21/2012 12:46:30 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: lbryce

I was in the jungle in Taiwan and a local field helper climbed up a banana tree and cut down a HUGE bunch of bananas (like 30 in a single clump). The crew grabbed a bunch and offered me to join in.

Very small (1/3 to 1/2 the size of our bananas) and mottled black and brown skin - looked rotten. The guy showed me one peeled and it looked good, and it had an overpowering smell of banana (like banana taffy candy or something).

And the taste was UNBELIEVABLE!! I was amazed at how strong the banana flavor was (like a taffy or candy) - and the texture of the “meat” was firm yet smooth. There was really NO comparison to our bland, mushy stuff we get in the stores.


52 posted on 11/21/2012 12:48:16 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: SE Mom

I’m a big fan of the Honeycrisp apple for eating.


53 posted on 11/21/2012 12:48:16 PM PST by cdga5for4
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To: SE Mom
Unbalanced nutrients, growing season temperatures, irrigation, etc can cause fruit to not flavor up to potential. Also, most if not all non-organic apples (pomme fruits) that your grocer sells are hybrids and or genetically altered primarily for appearance. The hybrid crossing of varieties and or manipulation of the genetics to any plant species in order to produce a positive characteristic usually has some degree of negative affect as well. There are many fruits marketed today that suffer from loss of flavor compared to their parent varieties. Suggestion; smell and taste organically grown fruits for comparison.
54 posted on 11/21/2012 12:53:16 PM PST by drypowder
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To: mnehring
The name for the process is called respiration or CA storage.

Connecticut law places requirements on the length of time fruit must remain in CA conditions to qualify as CA-certified. Usually the apples go to retail market in late January.

55 posted on 11/21/2012 1:06:21 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SE Mom

Here in NH we had an unusally warm March followed by a frost that killed most of the buds. The resulting apple crop was decimated. I personally had less than a dozen apples off of my three tree. In previous years I threw away multiple wheel barrow fulls of drops. Therefore, this year apples are mostly coming out of Washington state where they had a huge crop this year.

FYI, my personal favorite is the Honey Crisp variety. Best eating apple EVER. Please do not tell anyone else :) They are already about double the price of regular apples.


56 posted on 11/21/2012 1:07:17 PM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: SE Mom

Try Pink Lady, Honeycrisp varieties. All apple all the time.


57 posted on 11/21/2012 1:07:57 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: woodbutcher1963

I understand we’re due for big food cost jumps next year due to the drought and cost of fuel.

Rush was so funny today....warning people to freeze their Thanksgiving leftovers for next year...b/c we won’t be able to afford Thanks dinner next year. :)


58 posted on 11/21/2012 1:12:14 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: eartrumpet

LOL!


59 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:42 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Yaelle

I just took a bite out of one of the Granny Smith’s that I bought yesterday for my Sweet Potato Casserole.. It tasted like crispy cotton, no flavor, no aroma, not even bitterness.. Geeeeze

NOW, what in the H#ll is going on with Fresh Tomatoes?.. YUCK!


60 posted on 11/21/2012 1:30:42 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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