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WHAT happened to apples?
November 21,2012

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

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To: The Free Engineer

That was going to be my guess. The drought was pretty wide spread.


101 posted on 11/21/2012 4:25:00 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: SE Mom

They pick them before they are ripe which means the sugar content is very low and they don’t have much taste. In some cases the apple varieties in stores are chosen because the look good and have a long shelf life rather than taste good. The Red Delicious is a perfect example. I go to apple orchards in Oak Glen here in Southern California for the best apples. If I can’t get there or they are no longer in season I’ge had good luck at Whole Foods. Another thing in the stores that are tasteless is tomatoes. Like apples they are picked long before they are ripe. I grow my own. Makes all the difference in the world.


102 posted on 11/21/2012 4:47:47 PM PST by airedale
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To: SE Mom

I noticed my store bought apples seemed to go bad quickly this year. They usually last two weeks and retain freshness. Not this year


103 posted on 11/21/2012 5:12:28 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: SE Mom
I’ll mail you some next time...NY State apples are delicious! :)
104 posted on 11/21/2012 5:16:20 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks, I’ll give these recipes a try...


105 posted on 11/21/2012 5:19:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SE Mom

Apples have been bred for various qualities: uniform ripening; shelf life; color; resistance to bruising; and so on — but not for taste and smell. The remedy is to go to a health food store and buy organic heirloom apples. They are hard to find and pricey but worth it.


106 posted on 11/21/2012 7:52:56 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: SE Mom

they may have been from dry storage stocks.


107 posted on 11/21/2012 8:00:23 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ponygirl
Find a local farmer’s market and start buying your produce there.

Best apple I ever had was fresh from an orchard in NC. It was huge, ugly, and delicious -- almost like eating ice cream in my hand. I've never had anything like it from a grocery store.

108 posted on 11/21/2012 8:02:22 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; Ouderkirk
I think you just set a record!

Not even close. On the live thread of the third 2012 debate between Romney and Obama, one guy hit the 'post' button on the same comment about 30 times.

For some reason, his mobile device never showed him that his comment went through, so he just sat there posting it over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and........

Freepers were screaming to the rafters for him to stop. It was hilarious.

109 posted on 11/21/2012 8:29:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ouderkirk
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!
They may very well be from last season !!!

You can say that again!

110 posted on 11/21/2012 8:32:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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