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09-27-2004, 11:44 AM
West Virginia grown "Jonathan". Theyre in season now.


Alan D. Hyde
09-27-2004, 11:48 AM
Northern spy.


09-27-2004, 11:50 AM
(I used to live there, Cortland, NY, so of course they are best.)


09-27-2004, 11:56 AM
Arkansas Black apples are good too.
My grandfather used to tell of going out to plant apple trees with a star-drill and a keg of blasting powder. Rocky soil and tough people.


09-27-2004, 11:58 AM
PowerBook G4


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km gresham
09-27-2004, 11:59 AM

Joe (SoCal)
09-27-2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Beowolf:
PowerBook G4:D

martin schulz
09-27-2004, 12:05 PM

09-27-2004, 12:07 PM
Red Delicious



Chris Stewart
09-27-2004, 12:10 PM


Macoun - just hitting farmers' markets now


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09-27-2004, 12:33 PM
In the minority (as usual): Granny Smith. Maybe I just like things that are green?

Speaking of which; my favorite fruit is a not-quite-ripe sand pear. I love those things. The greener the better. Of course, they would put ExLax out of business, but maybe that's part of the appeal? Hmmm.

Mickey Lake

09-27-2004, 12:35 PM


Bruce Hooke
09-27-2004, 01:38 PM
Growing up in Minnesota, Cortlands and Macouns were my favorites. In Rhode Island my favorites are good old Macintoshes (the edible kind!). It seems like the same kind of apple can taste quite different depending on where it is grown.

Popeye -- That looks like what I would call a "cloudberry". Do you know if they are the same?

09-27-2004, 01:43 PM

09-27-2004, 01:54 PM
I'm with you bamamick.

Granny Smith

09-27-2004, 02:02 PM
Bruce, Bakeapple is a local term, aka cloudberry.

Chadd Hamilton
09-27-2004, 02:53 PM
Hard to beat an Empire!

09-27-2004, 03:07 PM
Any one recall a Snow apple? We used to have them when I was a kid (looong ago). I can still almost taste them..they spoiled me. Haven't heard of them since.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-27-2004, 06:11 PM
Northern Spy. Not too common anymore.... a very long lasting apple in cold cellar storage too.

09-27-2004, 06:23 PM
The last time I had an Empire, it was a little uninspired. But I remember them being very good, buying them out of the refrigerated apple vending machine in the lobby of the pomology building. I'd also keep a big bowl of Mutsu in my dorm room, going out to Cornell Orchards to get more now and then. But just now, the Spy tree in the back yard is almost ripe, and they're my current favorite.


captain's gig
09-27-2004, 06:28 PM
What, no MacIntosh? http://www.rosescollectibles.com/applesmacinstosh_small.jpg

Werz the Canadian contingent when there are really needed..

imported_Steven Bauer
09-27-2004, 06:29 PM
Braeburn, yum. :D


Nicholas Carey
09-27-2004, 06:35 PM
"Favorite" is such an odd word when it comes to apples…

Some of mine include:</font> Westfield-Seek-No-Further (worth it just for the name :D )</font> Arkansas Black</font> Gravenstein</font> King David</font> Newtown Pippin</font> Cox's Orange Pippin
</font>A couple of good sources for heirloom apple trees:

Rob Hazard
09-27-2004, 07:42 PM
Empire, with a wedge of strong cheese.

Bruce G
09-27-2004, 08:04 PM
Candied Apples :D

09-27-2004, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Peter Malcolm Jardine:
Northern Spy. Not too common anymore.... a very long lasting apple in cold cellar storage too.I always buy Yorks for storage- I might have to try a spy or two if I can find them.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-27-2004, 10:31 PM
My grandmother and mother used to get two bushels and split them. One of Spy's and one of mac's. The spys have a slightly tart taste but good and are very firm... an old time favorite as a cooking apple. I remember as a fussy kid having spys still looking good well after christmas.

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Alan D. Hyde
09-28-2004, 09:36 AM
Peter, Spy's are the best pie apples, and we have had them keep until the following August.

Excellent tart flavor, and very crisp.

Not as much "lookers" as are the varieties commonly sold in the stores now, but, as to substance, way better...


09-28-2004, 09:56 AM
Straight off the tree: Macouns. Otherwise: Empire, or Winesap.

09-28-2004, 12:26 PM
Granny Smith. And Pink Lady.

09-28-2004, 01:26 PM
Haralson. Second is Granny Smith.

Bruce Hooke
09-28-2004, 01:30 PM
I found a "wild" apple tree near me and ate and apple straight off the tree and found it to be VERY tasty. I have no idea what kind it was, but I've thought that if I ever have the right bit of property available it would be fun to go back to that tree (if it's still there) and take a branch off of it and graft it so that I could grow it in my yard...

Rogue Sailor
09-28-2004, 05:39 PM
Off season, I like Royal Galas (can get 'um year round).

In season I like Cortlands, Macouns, and Macs.

09-28-2004, 05:39 PM
My wife and I were visiting the Wooden Boat magazine campus one time and I picked one of the little apples from the orchard. I assume it was a crab apple. Hard little rascal. I did eat it though. Wasn't great, but it didn't kill me.

Mickey Lake