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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Last apple
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:38:40 pm »
On Monday, I ate the final one of last year's crop of apple. This is the longest I've managed to keep eating the stored fruit. I have only two trees and eat at least one apple a day. Anyone else still on last year's crop?
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Last apple
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 10:46:48 am »
How did you store them MGM? Ours went rotten, or became mummified a while back, so in spite of a huge crop last year, we have long since run out.  Our good eating apple tree is not a storer, so we had to give lots away and eat as many early on as possible.  The main type stored was cookers.
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Last apple
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 11:19:45 am »
Ate all ours by about November. We get through 10-12 a day so these new trees need to get on with production!!
Would be very keen to hear your varieties and storage technique.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Last apple
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 03:12:56 am »
FW, They were individually wrapped in newspaper and stored in a cardboard box in a shed. Some did  go rotten but very few.


SH, it’s only me that eats them so around 6-8 a week. The very small ones, the dog helps out by eating them.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: Last apple
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:39:17 am »
Our 2018 apples lasted until about three weeks ago. That is we ran out. Stored in a single layer, unwrapped but not touching, in a shallow card board box in a shed. One sheet of newspaper laid on top. The varieties that lasted longest were Blenheim orange and Bradley. Every so often, pick out any that have gone bad.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Last apple
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 12:44:52 pm »
Interesting PK - our eaters which don't keep for long are.....Blenheim Orange!  They are totally delicious and do really well on our freezing, windy Scottish hilltop, but they quickly go wrinkly in storage.


MGM and PK - we don't have a 'frost free' shed anywhere (or a vermin-free shed either), so we store our apples in a wooden apply rack, single layers, unwrapped, in our scullery, which is cool but not cold.
I think I just need to use the cookers more quickly.
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Terry T

  • Joined Sep 2014
  • Norfolk
Re: Last apple
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 01:42:14 pm »
We’re still eating our apples from last year. With embarrassingly little care - good apple piled in a box in the garage -no single layers or wrapping. This is later than normal- I suspect the mild winter her has helped.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Last apple
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 02:22:26 pm »
FW, They were individually wrapped in newspaper and stored in a cardboard box in a shed. Some did  go rotten but very few.


SH, it’s only me that eats them so around 6-8 a week. The very small ones, the dog helps out by eating them.

 That's how we used to store them in the 1950's the trays were  the same wooden slatted trays used for storing seed potatoes . As a kiddy it seemed the stack trays would reach the roof of the brick walled shed .

I think Mum would use the last apples for apple sauce when we had the last of our home cured salt cured pork joint at Easter.
 I used to love it when there was an apple that had the beginning of dehydration showing the wizened lines on the skin as these apples were the sweetest of all including the Russets at Christmas  . ( we didn't have any of the horrible Cox orange pippins thankfully )

 
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Last apple
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 10:29:46 am »
barn too damp, too many rats (V likes them!!) and I'm too lazy for storing apples. BUT still eating the last of my stewed and frozen pears (- reminder to self to do even more next year). Only got 3 tubs frozen berries left.
I eat lots of fruit but need to win a lottery to go mad enough to keep myself in home grown mangoes and Pineapples and Pomelo etc. I do have grandiose plans for if the lottery win happens but I'm so mean I only buy a ticket twice a year.
But with ar filed hill tterraced and a 50foot high half dome and a combo o solar panels and wind gennies I'll be growing Breadruit at the bottom, coconut next level then mango, banana, sapodilla, Kiwi, pineapple and then orchids as the levels rise. On the flat I'll have my citrus houses and even suspect a small profit from the visitor centre and off-sales plants and fruit...

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