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Old 04-15-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I assume that we're getting the last of the US-grown apples that were picked last fall and have been sitting in warehouses. They were so sweet November-February but not now, and the variety doesn't matter: Pink Lady, Gala, Jonagold, etc. Can hardly wait for the South American varieties which I guess are being harvested now.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I assume that we're getting the last of the US-grown apples that were picked last fall and have been sitting in warehouses. They were so sweet November-February but not now, and the variety doesn't matter: Pink Lady, Gala, Jonagold, etc. Can hardly wait for the South American varieties which I guess are being harvested now.
I am sure you are right. The time of the year for Apples is fall into winter. But I have to say, we just got some Granny Smith apples last week and they are pretty darn good.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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I assume that we're getting the last of the US-grown apples that were picked last fall and have been sitting in warehouses. They were so sweet November-February but not now, and the variety doesn't matter: Pink Lady, Gala, Jonagold, etc. Can hardly wait for the South American varieties which I guess are being harvested now.

It all depends on the handling.

At this time, many of the Washington apples are pretty bad. Some of the Michigan apples are much better.

I do not always like some of the early crop Granny Smiths as many are very tart.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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Why would you expect fruit that is not in season to be good?
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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Don't buy apples now. As shadowfax observed, they're not in season. Wait until late summer early fall; otherwise you're buying inferior stuff.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've got a basket of pink ladies sitting on my dining room table right now that must have been well-stored, because they're great. I was really surprised.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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Man, I could go for a pink lady apple right now! I'm coming over.....
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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Gala and Jonagold don't keep for shyte. I don't know Pink Lady.

But, yeah, it is much too late for US apples. Can you get some Braeburns from New Zealand? They are my fave .
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Pink Lady is mostly grown in Australia, I believe.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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They seem to be always that way here, no matter what season. They looks great from outside, but under the skin they are spotty, beaten or just rotten inside
The taste is also not that great anymore...
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