Saturday, October 16, 2010

How D'ya Like Dem Apples?

Yesterday, this being October and all, apples were available abundantly and inexpensively at the grocery store. I picked eight that were neither abundant nor inexpensive. They cost almost four times as much — nearly a dollar an apple — but for the brief time that they're available, they're worth it.



You see, a Honeycrisp apple tastes great "as its sweetness, firmness, and tartness make it an ideal apple for eating raw." (Wikipedia) They are a relatively new variety developed in Minnesota less than twenty years ago, so they are not to be had in abundance yet.

They're very good though and really not much more expensive in autumn than Galas are in winter. If you haven't experienced them yet, and if they're available where you are, why not try a few. I'd like to know if you agree with me.

13 comments:

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Hello A/C thanks for stopping by to visit a decrepit old lady. That is about how I feel now. Up and moving though. I read, with interest, your previous post. School system, smool system, the problem is the parental system. Like you haven't seen the documentary but enough to know what is going on. It bears to the left you know?
QMM

Mary G said...

Exactly! Love them.

Donna said...

They might be here as well...sounds familiar. I'll look!
hughugs

Jinksy said...

That's a new one on me, but looks, and sounds, tasty.

Tonya said...

Not a big apple lover here but you have me interested. Quite expensive for apples!! If I see them in our grocery store I think I will buy one to check it out. Love the photo :)

Ruth said...

You mentioned these apples in a comment on my post so I went to the apple orchard and bought a basket. I thought they were a bit watery and weak flavoured at first, but they grew on me. They are crisp! Today I went back and bought more. I got 16 apples for $7.50 at the farm. (I get 1/2 bushel of Cortland seconds for the same price, but they are for applesauce)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Good timing for this questions, AC.We tried Honeycrisp apples for the first time last week when we purchased a couple at a grocery store in Maine - we agree the taste is terrific and before trying these Gala apples were a favorite. Not sure whether the Honeycrisp variety will be available in grocery stores on the VA eastern shore when we return home. The choices are usually limited in our area.

Bernie said...

I love apples, I am surprised I haven't heard of them, will check them out the first of the week at the grocery store.....:-) Hugs

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I do not know this variety. Sounds like a great eating apple.

My favourite is the Mcoun which I have only been able to get in Connecticut while I lived there.

As a child I remember the Snow apple (Frameuse, en francaise). It is not even listed any more http://www.allaboutapples.com/varieties/index.htm This ancient variety was a parent of the Macintosh, with its orgins in Ontario. It is hard to google this wonderful apple. Some computer company dominates the top entries of the list. It is still a great apple.

Diana said...

Hi Ac!
These sound very good. I have not seen them here yet. Most of our apples are grown locally. There are many orchards in our area. My favorites are the Gala and Fuji. And of coarse golden delicious!
Love Di ♥

Judy said...

At first I could not understand why sane people were driving long distances for these.

Then, I had one.

Now I understand!

They are exceptional!

Doris said...

If they taste as good as they look - wow! Great photo!

JunieRose2005 said...

Haven't seen any of these apples but I'll be looking for them now!
They look good!!


Junie