How to pick apples!
I have never taken M apple picking. I”m not exactly sure why, just haven’t done it. So, this year is the year I think! Perfect photo opp with T and she’ll have a blast! I did want to do a bit of research before going about how to tell if the apple is ripe and ready for picking. I found a few interesting facts that I thought I would share with everyone:
- Once you pick an apple off a tree, it stops ripening.
- The apples on the outside of the tree will ripen before the ones on the inside of the tree.
- Twist the apples…don’t pull them!
- Be gentle with them…they bruise too!
- Keep them in the fridge or cantina, they like it cool!
- Wash apples right pokies online before you eat it not in advance; they go bad faster if you do.
- Never keep potatoes and apples together… the apples will rot.
I do make my own apple sauce, so I can’t wait to go and pick a few bushels! All you do is core, peel and chop the apples, throw them in a pot and cook them down with a bit of water. I also add some cinnamon; both T and M love it so I tend to add quite a bit. Once the apples are tender you can take them off the stove. Let them cool and stick them in the blender…that’s it! Sometimes I had blueberries or raspberries to some of it too, just to have a few different options. Now that I’ve got the down low, I need to determine which farm we’ll go to!