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    Andy Guest

    Default Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    Puny Fuji Apples!

    I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count.
    The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!

    What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?

    At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    largest apples of all.

    How are the Fujis looking near you?

    Andy

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    Zeppo Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Puny Fuji Apples!
    >
    > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count.
    > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    >
    > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >
    > At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    > largest apples of all.
    >
    > How are the Fujis looking near you?
    >
    > Andy


    Just picked up some net sacks of baby size pink lady and gala apples at TJs.
    They taste just as good, just need to eat two. Maybe they don't usually sell
    this size and use them in applesauce and stuff.

    Jon


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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Just picked up some net sacks of baby size pink lady and gala apples
    > at TJs. They taste just as good, just need to eat two. Maybe they
    > don't usually sell this size and use them in applesauce and stuff.
    >
    > Jon



    Jon,

    sf, years ago recommended I try Pink Lady apples. For the life of me I've
    never found any, let alone tried one.

    I'm going to TJs tomorrow to fill that shopping list and will look for
    them.

    Thanks for the fyi!

    Best,

    Andy

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    pltrgyst Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:51:47 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >sf, years ago recommended I try Pink Lady apples. For the life of me I've
    >never found any, let alone tried one.


    Whole Foods has carried them for the past few months, but full-sized.

    -- Larry

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    pltrgyst <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 13:51:47 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>sf, years ago recommended I try Pink Lady apples. For the life of me
    >>I've never found any, let alone tried one.

    >
    > Whole Foods has carried them for the past few months, but full-sized.
    >
    > -- Larry



    Larry,

    That's good to know. I have a shopping list for WF as well.

    Only trouble I have with WF is, I've always been put off by the
    exorbitant prices of fruits and veggies there.

    Best,

    Andy


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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mar 1, 10:57*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Puny Fuji Apples!
    >
    > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count..
    > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    >
    > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >


    Sounds like a lot of blossoms set fruit, but the fruit wasn't thinned.
    You trade off numbers for size. Fujis have to be thinned by hand,
    apparently:

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r4900111.html

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    spamtrap1888 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sounds like a lot of blossoms set fruit, but the fruit wasn't thinned.
    > You trade off numbers for size. Fujis have to be thinned by hand,
    > apparently:
    >
    > http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r4900111.html



    spamtrap1888,

    Good grief!!!

    Great url!

    Thanks,

    Andy

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > > Puny Fuji Apples!
    > >
    > > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count.
    > > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    > >
    > > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    > >
    > > At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    > > largest apples of all.
    > >
    > > How are the Fujis looking near you?
    > >
    > > Andy

    >
    > Just picked up some net sacks of baby size pink lady and gala apples at TJs.
    > They taste just as good, just need to eat two. Maybe they don't usually sell
    > this size and use them in applesauce and stuff.


    I'm a diabetic, and I prefer smaller apples. The apples at Costco are
    beautiful and tasty, and we often buy them, but I'm always trying to get
    somebody else to help eat one, because they are so big.

    I liked the pink ladies last time I tried them, and we have a TJ close
    by, so maybe I'll get a bag.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mar 1, 10:57*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Puny Fuji Apples!
    >
    > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count..
    > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    >
    > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >
    > At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    > largest apples of all.
    >
    > How are the Fujis looking near you?
    >
    > Andy


    Why are you bitchin' about it? you saw the size of them in the net
    bag. I've always noticed that the "loose" fruit is always bigger than
    the netted stuff.

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    pltrgyst Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(


    We've gotten hooked on Honeycrisps this year. They popped up in Harris Teeter a
    few months ago; we'd never heard of them before. But they've been superb.

    -- Lrry

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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 16:06:38 -0500, pltrgyst <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >We've gotten hooked on Honeycrisps this year. They popped up in Harris Teeter a
    >few months ago; we'd never heard of them before. But they've been superb.
    >
    >-- Lrry


    I have been finding them at one of my favorite little produce markets
    (Monterey Market for your bay area peeps) for under $1/pound. Last
    time I got them, they were $0.79/pound. Maybe I will try to find some
    again this week. They are good.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    Zeppo wrote on Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:07:42 -0500:

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Puny Fuji Apples!
    >>
    >> I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket
    >> earlier. 11-count. The problem with them is they are only
    >> tennis ball size, maybe!
    >>
    >> What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional
    >> thing (SE Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >>
    >> At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are
    >> usually the largest apples of all.
    >>
    >> How are the Fujis looking near you?
    >>
    >> Andy


    > Just picked up some net sacks of baby size pink lady and gala apples
    > at TJs. They taste just as good, just need to eat two. Maybe they
    > don't usually sell this size and use them in
    > applesauce and stuff.


    On the other hand, I've bought Fujis that were a lot bigger than I
    wanted, not perhaps Pink Ladies.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Zeppo Guest

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    "pltrgyst" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:40boo5p0qqch6jq1t7f[email protected]..
    >
    > We've gotten hooked on Honeycrisps this year. They popped up in Harris
    > Teeter a
    > few months ago; we'd never heard of them before. But they've been superb.
    >
    > -- Lrry


    They've been around a few years now. One of my favorites. Also, Jazz apples
    are a nice variety that just seemed to appear in the markets a year or two
    ago.

    Jon


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    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Just picked up some net sacks of baby size pink lady and gala apples
    >> at TJs. They taste just as good, just need to eat two. Maybe they
    >> don't usually sell this size and use them in applesauce and stuff.
    >>
    >> Jon

    >
    >
    > Jon,
    >
    > sf, years ago recommended I try Pink Lady apples. For the life of me I've
    > never found any, let alone tried one.
    >
    > I'm going to TJs tomorrow to fill that shopping list and will look for
    > them.
    >
    > Thanks for the fyi!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    >


    Pink Lady apples are my favorites. They are huge here (shopping at
    Kroger's, East Texas). However, I buy individual apples and look them over
    carefully. Smaller ones are sold in bags, such as you described.

    MaryL


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:57:39 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Puny Fuji Apples!
    >
    > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count.
    > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    >
    > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >
    > At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    > largest apples of all.
    >
    > How are the Fujis looking near you?
    >

    Apples come in all sizes, Andy. Those are most likely not usually
    marketed and go directly into apple products like apple sauce and
    apple pie. I know they serve that size in school lunches. Maybe the
    public has asked for the smaller size to feed smaller people (aka:
    kids).


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:53:23 -0800, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I liked the pink ladies last time I tried them, and we have a TJ close
    > by, so maybe I'll get a bag.


    I saw them at Safeway this week, so if you don't get to TJs try there.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2010 16:06:38 -0500, pltrgyst <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > We've gotten hooked on Honeycrisps this year. They popped up in Harris Teeter a
    > few months ago; we'd never heard of them before. But they've been superb.
    >

    I tried them last year because of the hooha here about them. They're
    too sweet for me. I prefer Pink Lady.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:25:03 -0500, "Zeppo" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They've been around a few years now. One of my favorites. Also, Jazz apples
    > are a nice variety that just seemed to appear in the markets a year or two
    > ago.


    Jazz? Huh. I haven't noticed that one. I wonder if it's a regional
    variety.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    On Mar 1, 1:57*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Puny Fuji Apples!
    >
    > I bought a "net sack" of Fuji apples at the supermarket earlier. 11-count..
    > The problem with them is they are only tennis ball size, maybe!
    >
    > What I don't know is if it's a seasonal thing, a regional thing (SE
    > Pennsylvania), a baby breed thing or what?
    >
    > At the produce market which I didn't visit, the Fujis are usually the
    > largest apples of all.
    >
    > How are the Fujis looking near you?
    >
    > Andy


    I dunno; I favor Granny Smith apples. I deliberately buy the
    "lunchbox" size, which are about as big as tennis balls. All
    the apple I really need to eat. I can recall when all apples
    were about the size of tennis balls, before the Great Supersizing
    affected nearly all food in America.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Puny Fuji Apples! :(

    Cindy Hamilton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I dunno; I favor Granny Smith apples. I deliberately buy the
    > "lunchbox" size, which are about as big as tennis balls. All
    > the apple I really need to eat. I can recall when all apples
    > were about the size of tennis balls, before the Great Supersizing
    > affected nearly all food in America.
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton



    Cindy,

    Growing up in summer on the farm, we'd climb up and stretch out in the
    apple trees, plucking and eating apples like no tomorrow, talking from
    tree to tree, throwing the cores down onto the cows lazing below.

    It was sanctuary!

    Andy

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