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Re: Apple tree wood
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 11:47:35 AM »
It's all in the variety. I don't like sauce from Cortland for instance, some do. But there are far superior tasting varieties like yellow transparent, New Brunswicker,  and many others I like. Hard varieties don't cook up and froth as good. The old orchards here had crab apples that they preserved with cloves added. They were not wild crab apples. We had some here at the house, but they got old and started to rot.
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 09:13:12 PM »
I'm sure it makes a big difference what type of apples you use. Have you ever had sauce made from Gravensteins?
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2012, 04:48:49 AM »
You betcha Okra, one of my favorites.  I had a senior moment and could not think of some other varieties at the moment. I intend to grab a bag of apples at the farm next week. :)
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2012, 08:28:14 PM »
What about drying some of them apples and make some fried apple pies?

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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2012, 11:06:39 PM »
Apple pies are great. Even better from special apples. Enough of these mass-produced Washington-state cheapos! (ok, I know some better apples are also grown in Washington, but they're not the ones on sale most of the time. What I mean is, down with cheap apples, up with the real stuff!)

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2012, 12:27:04 AM »
Just had some home made apple turnovers from Rome Beauties.  Really tastey.
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Re: Apple tree wood
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2012, 03:45:03 AM »
What are the main types of apples in the states?
The area I live in grows a lot of apples but there generaly the modern types which just seem very sweet. - Jazz and envy

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« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2012, 04:03:47 AM »
Cortland and Macintosh are the varieties that store good and int he stores all winter. The early apples like yellow transparent, New Brunswicker, Gravastein, and a few others are better for cooking and sauce. We also get some imports here that are real firm apples that taste fine but too hard for my tastes. Plus they are super expensive. Pass. ;D
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Re: Apple tree wood
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2012, 04:14:41 AM »
Cortland and Macintosh are the varieties that store good and int he stores all winter. The early apples like yellow transparent, New Brunswicker, Gravastein, and a few others are better for cooking and sauce. We also get some imports here that are real firm apples that taste fine but too hard for my tastes. Plus they are super expensive. Pass. ;D

I would be surprised if some are from NZ here as its a major export  :D
That gota be crisp and cruncy coz thats how apples should be :)

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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2012, 04:38:14 AM »
No, our apple imports are from the US.
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« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2012, 09:16:14 AM »
paula reds are in this area,yellow and red delicious,Granny smith.We usually don't buy many apples from a store. We have a few small orchards close by. The wife will can and freeze what she things we need.There is one that store apples and have them through the winter that we buy from. I do read about small orchards trying to bring back the old types.We had a lot of trees around here at one time. But these are or would be about 100 years old now. The few that are alive are not doing too good.
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« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2012, 10:46:29 AM »
The newer varieties in Ca are Fuji and Gala along with a variety for warmer climates I believe is Honey Crisp.   The big apple producing state in the Western US is Washington so our area is not the leader in apple production out here.
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« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2012, 11:13:26 AM »
A lot of the orchards here closed up over the years. Folks got old and retired, young blood figured other things were important. Some new start ups with government money sprang up here and there over the years and soon went bye bye as most government assistance seems to go around here. Get a new truck or tractor out of it and that's how it's spent. But most old farms had their own apple orchards up here anyway and those are all way too old or gone now to. A young family next door that bought that farm not long ago started a little small orchard as one of the first things they planted. I planted some trees here 28 years ago I guess. I don't spray, so of course they are full of railroad worm. The old varieties don't tend to get scab, at least these never seem to.
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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2012, 12:14:09 PM »
In the store, the ones you will constantly find, are red delicious, golden (yellow) delicious, macintosh (aka macintrash), granny smith, ida red, fiji, and gala.

If you go to the orchard, you can get all kinds of good stuff. My all-time favorite is Gravenstein, but it's hard to find.

We live in the peach belt, which merges with the apple belt and the orange belt. You can't grow oranges in the apple belt, or vice versa. At least most variants. A few apple variants are able to grow where oranges grow, but the only place I ever saw that, was in Victoria. It really wierded me out when I saw apples growing across the road from oranges!

We live near the place where apples peter out of the peach belt. Just to the north of us, in the mountains, they grow a fair few apples. A lot of which are consumed locally.
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« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2012, 02:16:24 PM »
We had one orchard close by,someone brought it and dug up the trees and grew corn to sell.Than a batch of woods they are turning into a field. Maybe funded by state money??I thought it might of been a field at one time,but saw all the rocks in in and that changed my mind. Than another orchard is being sold for house lots,Orchard View Estates. There goes another orchard. That makes 3 gone.
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« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2012, 02:58:46 PM »
In the store, the ones you will constantly find, are red delicious, golden (yellow) delicious, macintosh (aka macintrash), granny smith, ida red, fiji, and gala.

If you go to the orchard, you can get all kinds of good stuff. My all-time favorite is Gravenstein, but it's hard to find.

We live in the peach belt, which merges with the apple belt and the orange belt. You can't grow oranges in the apple belt, or vice versa. At least most variants. A few apple variants are able to grow where oranges grow, but the only place I ever saw that, was in Victoria. It really wierded me out when I saw apples growing across the road from oranges!

We live near the place where apples peter out of the peach belt. Just to the north of us, in the mountains, they grow a fair few apples. A lot of which are consumed locally.

Pretty much the same here and Gravastein is not hard to find here, the orchard here has it. Cortland is common here all winter in the stores from the local grower. Macintosh is an old variety and there is actually an improved Macintosh that grandfather has in his house orchard. The veins in the flesh are red and a little of the red, actually a pink hue is in a little of the outter flesh area. Trouble is as I said before the trees are not sprayed, so railroad worms.

With young cattle pastured in the orchards they kept the windfalls ate and reduced railroad worms. They winter in the ground after the apples drop.
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2012, 05:02:33 PM »
A lot of folks use it in thier smokers to cook pork and turkey.  I mix it with hickory and do ribs for about six hours at 200-225 degrees.
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« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2012, 08:15:11 PM »
Used to be here at the house in the old orchard what we called winter apples. They would stay on the tree until almost Christmas. Big red apples on the hard side and big as softballs. Pine grosbeaks and partridge liked them. It was dad's uncle who planted the orchard here at his grandfather's place and all the yard trees at the time. He lived to be over 100, died in 1996. The yard maple we cut this spring he planted also.
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« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2012, 08:21:04 PM »
My grandfather had several apple trees at his house, various kinds. He couldn't always pick or keep up with them all. Sometimes my cousin and I would play "base-apple." We enjoyed pitching the apples and splattering them with the bat. These were usually apples we found on the ground with worms or rot in them.  ;D
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