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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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Now that I think of it..the unsweetened applesauce I always buy hasn't had much flavor lately either.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 11:59:53 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: maggief; onyx; STARWISE; Miss Didi; hoosiermama; penelopesire

I can’t stand one more political article today ..but I am pretty indignant about the apple situation in my local area!!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:27 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Try Flonase after a good saline wash...

Our Galas have that genuine apple smell.

3 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:57 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


4 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:02 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


5 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:02 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


6 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


8 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:14 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!


9 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:28 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SE Mom

Cortland Apples are smaller this year that is for sure. I think it has to do with the weather being so mild last year.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 12:04:45 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SE Mom

We’re still working through the Granny Smiths and Winesaps we picked at a local orchard - haven’t bought a store apple since August.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock

I’ve eaten a couple apples lately. OK, but nothing fantastic.

I’m getting nothing from The Mackinaw Peaches!

Maybe it was that pesticide they sprayed in Jerry’s apartment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-sfk3PGQDg


12 posted on 11/21/2012 12:06:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SE Mom

Don’t know for sure but a lot of the apple crop around here (SE Michigan) was damaged by early warm weather and late freezes. Then what survived was subject to a pretty dry summer.

At least when you buy a bag of apples it often has a farm name on it so you know from where it came. As far as applesauce goes who knows where the apples came from. It could be New Zealand or China.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by The Free Engineer
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To: Ouderkirk

And the 6th post!!


14 posted on 11/21/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ouderkirk

interesting


15 posted on 11/21/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SE Mom

Try Macoun apples. They are only around this time of year. Pure white crisp and not tart.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 12:08:44 PM PST by zeebee
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To: SE Mom

Try Macoun apples. They are only around this time of year. Pure white crisp and not tart.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 12:09:47 PM PST by zeebee
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To: SE Mom
I can’t stand one more political article today ..

Then I guess I won't blame your apple experience on Bush.

Seriously, my in-laws have an apple tree on their property in Virginia and we harvested several bushels in September...they were fresh, tasty and worm-free.

18 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:04 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Ouderkirk

I think you just set a record!


19 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:21 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: SE Mom

Industrial apples.

These days I buy mine fresh from the orchard and I have a couple of trees I’m grooming to produce. This year was a horror show for midwest apples.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SE Mom

Try PInk Lady, aka Cripps Pink. Sweet, tart, crisp, flavorful, and juicy. IMHO everything you could want in an apple.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:52 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: SE Mom
Can't say I've noticed anything different. ;)


22 posted on 11/21/2012 12:11:54 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: SE Mom

Fiat apples. Nothing there.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 12:12:47 PM PST by gotribe
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To: SE Mom

They may very well be from last season !!!

They could be up to 3 years old as proper storage and gas can keep them that long. I suppose they could have been picked green and gassed to change color but they were not ripe like they do to tomatoes.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 12:13:38 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SE Mom

No conspiracy. Just this time of the year, they are picked early to fill the big demand. They are artificially ripened (I believe they are put in rooms filled with CO2 or something like that) so they are ripened without a chance for the sugars to build up.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 12:13:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SE Mom
They picked in South America months ago and stored under nitrogen until they got to the store's warehouse.

Any questions?

26 posted on 11/21/2012 12:14:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: F15Eagle

six last seasons, but still look good and have a cold crunchy crisp. ping that to the prepper threads?


27 posted on 11/21/2012 12:15:03 PM PST by BlueDragon (confucious say: sad man find many coin lost on ground)
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To: BlueDragon

lol

I often get two maybe three posts with mobile devices because it always says “the link you followed was invalid ...”


28 posted on 11/21/2012 12:17:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mountainlion

I thought of that too...but this is the first time I’ve ever had this experience. All these different varieties- you’d think one of them would have a little flavor.

Next year I’ll have my friend in Vermont mail me some fresh ones!


29 posted on 11/21/2012 12:18:34 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Depending on where the apples were grown they may well have had a hard time of it due to drought ~ so they didn't produce as much sugar and aromatic hydrocarbons.

They'll be back once the drought situation lifts.

30 posted on 11/21/2012 12:20:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SE Mom

Find a local farmer’s market and start buying your produce there. Not only will you be buying from local growers, but the food just tastes better. Tomatoes are sweet. The carrots actually have flavor and don’t taste like fiber sticks. Apples are appley! We actually found Pippins at our farmer’s market last weekend. That was exciting because my mother claims they make the best apple pies and I’ve never been able to find Pippins in the grocery stores - even the “organic” ones.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 12:20:45 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SE Mom

Yes, SE Michigan apples took a frost hit, but the local orchard has great apples. The price went up $2.00 a bag, but would take them over grocery store apples any time. Orchard apples smell and taste wonderful. The apples from the grocery store have tough skins along with the lack of flavor.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 12:20:52 PM PST by madison10
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To: SE Mom

They’ve been frozen for 3 years. At least.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 12:22:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SE Mom

We buy from a local farmers market or pick our own from the orchards in north Idaho and Eastern Washington - apples are just as good as always....


34 posted on 11/21/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SE Mom

Apples can be a mysterious fruit, with inconsistences from one specimen to another even in the same bag. I have changed the particular variety preferred several times, and few if any approach what flavor I remember from tree-ripened apples in my youth (some sixty years ago). Those were smaller, tended to be afflicted with worms and/or apple scab, and were often irregular in shape, would never have survived a trip to a market.

But they were especially good if it was somebody else’s tree.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 12:25:00 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
They’ve been frozen for 3 years. At least.

And you know who froze them!


36 posted on 11/21/2012 12:26:59 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: SE Mom

Look for organic honey crisp apples or Fuji.

At the store, insist on a taste of the apple before you buy.

Organic honey crisp are very good. Sweet, with a bit of tart and a great, sharp bite, and juicy. Fuji are too, even a little tarter.


37 posted on 11/21/2012 12:27:07 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: SE Mom

Drove up to NYS this past fall, and the apples were terrible. Lack of rain last year did them in. We drove around and it was the same story every where we went. It was up in the apple country, and it would have been cheaper to buy apples in the local Wynn Dixie.


38 posted on 11/21/2012 12:28:22 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: SE Mom

Know your farms. I believe the great ones I am buying are from Washington state. So unaffected by Midwest early freeze.


39 posted on 11/21/2012 12:30:07 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: SE Mom

and the doctor told her, “Well, we’ve got your hearing back. Now we’ll work on clearing out your nose.”


40 posted on 11/21/2012 12:32:04 PM PST by eartrumpet
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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: SnuffaBolshevik

Well that looks like fun!


48 posted on 11/21/2012 12:44:35 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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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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