Fruit

Yellow apples in a tree

Apples, apples and I can’t eat them

By Catherine on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 20:17
We have a small orchard, which is very beautiful in the spring and great fun during the summer. At least if you can eat apples. I can’t because I am allergic. If I eat a raw apple, my throat starts to swallow and I can’t breath after a while.
Dark red apples on a counter

All about Apples, part 3

By Catherine on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:14
Let's wrap up the apple postings. We have two types of apples left. Juice- and wax apples.
In our orchard we have both red and green juice apples. When you microwave them they behave similar to compote-apples, though you feel the difference when you eat them. They are so moist so they drip when you cut into them.
Red and green apple

All about Apples, part 2

By Catherine on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:52
Let's continue to talk about apples. In our garden these apples are the next batch to mature and I simply call them Apple-pie apples, since that's what they do best. You can probably find them in different colors; but our varieties are yellow-red and slightly larger than our other apples, more oval than round in their shape.
Some yellow apples in a basket

An apple is an apple... Or is it?

By Catherine on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 19:56
We are lucky enough to have a small orchard, a total of 28 apple trees and three pear trees. The oldest trees was planted 130 years ago and they still give us fruit, so I feel blessed. The first apples mature in early august and then it continues until early November, depending on the weather. During a normal apple season we have 7 tons of apple, that’s around 14000 lb apple, so it’s a lot of apples.