By Heidi Lewis How is it that apples are so inextricably linked to our sense of home? We find it in imagery and language in many things, from the old trope “as American as apple pie” to the idiom “apple of my eye.” Cultural anthropologists and critics point to our pioneering heritage as the source. [...]
Preparation TipsEat out of hand; slice and eat with cheese or add to salads; use in desserts, sauces, or chutneys; try apple slices on a grilled-cheese sandwich; combine with curry or winter squash in soups; and experiment!
Storage TipsMost apples will keep for at least 2–3 months or more if stored in a cool, dry place or the crisper drawer of the fridge.
By Heidi Lewis The apple season cycle begins in summer with special varieties appearing across the country: the Gravenstein out West (an endangered heirloom variety), Ginger Gold apples back East, and Paula Reds in the Midwest, to name just a few. The season goes the year around with its peak in fall, the high noon [...]
Here are some basic storage guidelines for fresh fruit. Humidity can speed up the ripening process. Most fruits are best kept in a cool, dry place, such as on a countertop away from sunlight and heat. For tips on preparing a specific produce item, search by name in the Almanac. Remember to always wash your [...]
Coco Ranch in Davis, CA grows beautiful organic apples. More about Coco Ranch here. Here are their tips on apple storage: High-tech home storage: Empty crisper bin in your refrigerator. Fill with apples. Our dense, long-season varieties such as Fuji, Granny Smith, and Cripps Pink, picked at full maturity, will keep for months. The earlier, shorter-season [...]