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    A break from politics....

    I like to try different varieties of apples every fall, and given the huge number of different kinds there are, it's an endless and interesting quest. This fall I was able to find a few varieties of russet apples I have never seen or heard of and one of them has become my new favorite. I enjoyed a few Roxbury Russets and Golden Russets but my favorite by far is the Hudson's Golden Gem. Crisp and sweet with a subtle nuttiness and pear-like flavor.

    What's your favorite?

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    The one baked in the pie!
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    Too far from BrianY's orchard country so I stick to Cortlands, Macouns and Empires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    The one baked in the pie!
    Hey!
    I was gonna say that.
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    Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonagold.

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    Growing up in western NY (Niagara County) McIntosh were my favorite. If I'm back there in the fall, I can't get enough of them. I buy them out here, but they're not the same.

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    Got to love the Fuji. It's nice and crisp, with a honey flavor.

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    Fuji, Jazz, Cox's Orange Pippin
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    I really like apples. Couldn't pick just one favorite. Tried a new one that was very nice this week. 'Envy' from Washington state. Crisp & tart.
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    Cortland. Snow white and crisp.

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    There are more, but these all come immediately to mind.

    King David. Most excellent: https://www.orangepippin.com/apples/king-david

    Arkansas Black. https://www.orangepippin.com/apples/arkansas-black

    Cox's Orange Pippin. https://www.orangepippin.com/apples/coxs-orange-pippin

    Esopus Spitzenberg. https://www.orangepippin.com/apples/esopus-spitzenberg (Thanks, Thomas Jefferson!)

    Stayman. https://www.orangepippin.com/apples/staymans-winesap
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    Freshly picked Gravenstein. Jonagold.

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    Another vote for Cox's Orange Pippin....my tree survived the excavator.

    Also, Royal Gala and though I havent had them for years Golden Delicious. When average (not a good storer but age nicely) very average, but when good, sublime
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    Honeycrisp & Fiji
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    worcester pearmain
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    A Fuji, not quite ripe. I like the tart taste.
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    Jonathan and Winesap.

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    Blue Pearmain and Cox's Orange Pippin.
    We have a small orchard of old varieties that ripen at different times. Young trees but a couple will be allowed a half crop this year.
    They have all produced a bit too well for their age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Blue Pearmain and Cox's Orange Pippin.
    We have a small orchard of old varieties that ripen at different times. Young trees but a couple will be allowed a half crop this year.
    They have all produced a bit too well for their age.
    I seem to recall making a commitment to visiting your orchard with my good wife once you have a fully cropping Cox's Orange Pippin in fruit. Please don't let me forget that when the time draws nearer. I intend using it ad an inducement to enlisting her as crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonagold.

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    honeycrisps for eating fresh
    cortland for baking
    mcintosh for cider

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    Gravenstein. They are hard to find, but fortunately I have a tree.

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    Cider apples.
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    Northern Spy - nothing compares, but hard to get. We used to get them in upstate NY
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    Granny Smith? I know, it's a 'proletarian' choice, but I love the tart flavor and firm flesh... they're never 'mealy'.
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    Baking a pie seems to take 6 apples.
    I like 4 Granny Smiths + 2 sweeter ones like MacCoun or Empire.

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    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Myers View Post
    Growing up in western NY (Niagara County) McIntosh were my favorite. If I'm back there in the fall, I can't get enough of them. I buy them out here, but they're not the same.


    we just had a vendor send us a whole box of the McIntosh. they have so much flavor that it seems fake compared to normal apple varieties we get down here. i would eat the whole box if i could keep it away from the rest of the office.

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    Ambrosia Apples



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    Anyone dabble in the traditional cider varieties? The ones from the UK or Normandy? Like Dabinett, Kingston Black, Brown Snout, Bulmer's Norman etc.?

    Cider's becoming increasingly popular in North America at least, boosted by the craft beer resurgence. One problem though is that for the most part the only apples available in any quantity for cider making are the popular eating apple varieties. It's not that craft-cider orchardists aren't interested, just that orchards take time to grow and produce ... and since nobody outside of a few hobbyists has grown these varieties for a hundred years or more here (if ever), it's hard to know which varieties to plant for the best result in our conditions. Think of how grape growing works, eh?

    I'm interested in planting a few such trees at some point, but it sure would be nice to actually taste what the results are like before committing to planting the trees and waiting a few years.
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    There is a cider house in Massachusetts (the name escapes me at the moment) which, in addition to their standard offerings, does small-batch work with traditional/heritage varieties.

    Some are very good, some.... well there seems to be a reason why they fell out of fashion.

    My current go-to cider is the Dirty Mayor by Citizen Cider.
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    Ark Black, used to have one growing behind our barn.
    But you waited too long to ask,
    A month ago I gave away two copies of 1905 book The Apples of New York.

    (We tried to sell them on eBay but ended up donating them to the animal shelter thrift shop.

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