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  1. #1
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Apple-picking advice

    I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.

    Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.

    Wormholes are also bad.

    I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.

    Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.

    And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    "Shoping makes me smart."
    --Ratbert



  2. #2
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.
    >
    > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.
    >
    > Wormholes are also bad.
    >
    > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.
    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.
    >
    > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.


    Also some varieties don't have much of a shelf life.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  3. #3
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    On Sep 24, 1:50*pm, "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    > "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:k3qgik$2kp$[email protected]..
    >
    > > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.

    >
    > > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.

    >
    > > Wormholes are also bad.

    >
    > > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.

    >
    > > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.

    >
    > > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.

    >
    > Also some varieties don't have much of a shelf life.
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)


    Like Honeycrisp, unfortunately.

  4. #4
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    On Sep 24, 1:41*pm, "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.
    >
    > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.
    >
    > Wormholes are also bad.
    >
    > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.
    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.
    >
    > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    > "Shoping makes me smart."
    > --Ratbert


    Who ever once said that people say the dumbest things must have been
    talking about you. you make no sense at all.

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice


    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k3qgik$2kp$[email protected]..
    > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.
    >
    > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.
    >
    > Wormholes are also bad.
    >
    > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.
    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.
    >
    > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.


    Some people say to leave the stem on? Who says to pull it off?



  6. #6
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    On Sep 24, 3:09*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:k3qgik$2kp$[email protected]..
    >
    > > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.

    >
    > > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.

    >
    > > Wormholes are also bad.

    >
    > > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.

    >
    > > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.

    >
    > > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.

    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on? *Who says to pull it off?


    He read it on the internet.

  7. #7
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k3qllv$1qv$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k3qgik$2kp$[email protected]..
    >> I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    >> stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.
    >>
    >> Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.
    >>
    >> Wormholes are also bad.
    >>
    >> I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.
    >>
    >> Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.
    >>
    >> And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.

    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on? Who says to pull it off?


    I read that you need to twist the apple, when picking. Don't pull the apple.
    That might remove the stem.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  8. #8
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:40:36 -0400, "Christopher M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >
    >And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.
    >


    We went to the orchard yesterday. We picked a bag of apples from the
    table, No worm holes, no idea if they were ever on a tree. Simple
    and not very labor intensive.

    Big bag (peck?) of Gala for $6.75.

  9. #9
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k3qgik$2kp$[email protected]..
    > I've read that you should pick an apple that isn't dried out around the
    > stem. Those ones have been on the tree too long.
    >
    > Firmness is also important. No one wants a rotten apple.
    >
    > Wormholes are also bad.
    >
    > I've read that Honeycrisp are sweetest when they're red.
    >
    > Some people say to leave the stem on while in storage.
    >
    > And the apples on the outer branches ripen first.


    Macintoshes fall off the tree when they're ripe. So I guess you want to look
    for loose Macintoshes.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  10. #10
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k3ramb$aik$[email protected]..

    > Macintoshes fall off the tree when they're ripe. So I guess you want to
    > look for loose Macintoshes.



    when it rains?




  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Apple-picking advice

    On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:36:41 -0400, "Christopher M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I read that you need to twist the apple, when picking. Don't pull the apple.
    > That might remove the stem.


    That's a bunch of hokum. If it comes off the tree with a gentle
    twist, it's perfectly ripe.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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