Sunday, 18 November 2018

Ambrosia

Last week.... before the snow flew... I was invited to pick apples at my friend's huge apple orchards. They had apples to spare. I picked up the grandies after school, and off we went armed with lots of bags.
These apples are called Ambrosia. They are a late apple, maturing in October and early November and this year provided a bumper crop. But the weather forecast was frost and the apples needed to be picked before they froze on the trees.
These trees are about 7 years old. There was no possibility we could pick all those apples, but we did our best. And ate some too along the way.

We managed to fill the back of my car with bags and bags of apples. Most of them went to YoungerSon, some to OlderSon, and a big box full of apples for me. They will keep in the garage as long as the garage temperature doesn't get down to freezing, but I anticipate that the apples will be gone before too long.
I see some apple pies in my future, and, let's not forget, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

14 comments:

  1. Fresh off the tree is ALWAYS ambrosia. Enjoy your haul to the max.

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    1. There is a huge difference in taste between these apples right off the tree and the ones bought at the grocery store.

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  2. What beautiful looking apples, and not a maggot in sight! I'm allergic to apples which is horrid because I love them. I can eat them cooked though.

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    1. These apples are perfect! No blemishes anywhere, and certainly no little surprises inside.
      What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm in your apple.

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  3. We always stock up at the orchard too. We had a poor growing season here this year however and the orchard closed early.

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  4. Who can pass up apples?

    My parents bought theirs from my aunt and uncle's orchard, which is now my cousin's operation.

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  5. I bet that was a lot of fun Shammi, enjoy the rewards of your hard work .. I have apples in a bowl in the kitchen that look just like this, delicious they are 🍎

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  6. This brings back some good memories - I used to pick apples from trees when I was a kid. Thanks for your interesting comment. I can imagine that your first name would be hard to find; it's unique in my experience.

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  7. Those apples look delicious. I gather they are both a cooking and eating apple. I love apple cobbler! Oh, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream on a hot dish of cobbler.

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  8. So many apples!! Looks so fresh.I like apples, but I have never seen apple trees in person.

    I will return tomorrow again,Shammic.
    Have a good sleep.

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