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Old 02-05-09, 05:00 PM
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A damn good apple

http://www.stemilt.com/Pinata/Pages/default.aspx

Very unique...i like it
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Old 02-05-09, 05:10 PM
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Those apples are very close to the Honey Crisp. Since I cannot get those in right now, I sell these as a substitute. They are very expensive at $3.00 per pound.
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Old 02-05-09, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Those apples are very close to the Honey Crisp. Since I cannot get those in right now, I sell these as a substitute. They are very expensive at $3.00 per pound.
I got these at about $2.20 outside of Chicago
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Hey that's a pretty good price! Considering how I can't keep them in stock I guess here in Cali people don't mind paying that high.
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Holy cow, I don't think the organic ones at the farmer's market top $2/# in the season!

We are down to conventional pink ladies, which are still fine apples but pretty ugly at the cider mill we go to.
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Pink ladies are much less expensive. I sell them at $1.79 lb. It's the Pinatas that are 'spensive. The most costly ones I sell this week.
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I think we're paying $0.80/# but that's w/ a discount for >20# (and they are pretty gnarly, takes a lot of hunting through the tote to find enough passable ones to fill the box)
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Pink ladies are much less expensive. I sell them at $1.79 lb. It's the Pinatas that are 'spensive. The most costly ones I sell this week.
I bought mine at a supermarket for what its worth. And i will also add that people are pretty clueless to anything but sweet and delicious around here...

If you search the forums you'll see some threads where i was arguing that pears are better than apples, i still love my pears, but that discussion opened my eyes to a whole new world of apples--a world where there are more than one kind--a world of, well...things like Pinatas
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Old 02-05-09, 09:58 PM
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Interesting, I'll have to look for those. Last winter my grocer was selling honey crisp for $3.99/lb..priced me out of the market. Prices were somewhat more reasonable this season. I loves me some honey crisp....but I'll still take a navel orange over anything else.
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Old 02-05-09, 10:28 PM
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i really like pink ladies. They only started showing up here a few years ago. Honey crisps are also relatively new to the area, and I just saw them recently. They're rather expensive...i also discovered Cameo apples, i think from wash. state.
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
Interesting, I'll have to look for those. Last winter my grocer was selling honey crisp for $3.99/lb..priced me out of the market. Prices were somewhat more reasonable this season. I loves me some honey crisp....but I'll still take a navel orange over anything else.
Try the Cara cara (pink insides like a grapefruit but sweeeeeeeet)



or a blood orange (we call it a blorange) Looks dark orange/red on the inside but the juice is red.

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Old 02-05-09, 10:56 PM
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I prefer to grow my own.

Fuji apples and asian pears.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Try the Cara cara (pink insides like a grapefruit but sweeeeeeeet)

or a blood orange (we call it a blorange) Looks dark orange/red on the inside but the juice is red.
I've had the Cara Cara a few times....I really liked the flavor, but it didn't exhibit the same juiciness of a ripe navel. maybe I haven't had the best cara cara?

have not tried the blood oranges.....will do!
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So what's the Trek or Toyota Corolla of apples? Granny Smith?

I don't care, those things are yummy.
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So what's the Trek or Toyota Corolla of apples? Granny Smith?

I don't care, those things are yummy.
they are indeed.....they're all I ate (apple-wise) for years.
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I have Ambrosia and Granny Smith in my fridge right now. I'll try out whatever looks good. I like them all. I also have pears and grapefruit. Fruit rocks.


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There are some stores in Tokyo that sell perfect colored, sized and tasting apples wrapped in beautiful washi paper for 2000 yen or more (21+ dollars)
That's nothing, these two melons cost $462, or $231 each!!! For that kind of money this melon better give you an orgasm.

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Jesus, and I thought the ~$100 square watermelons were pricey.
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Originally Posted by kaotikgrl View Post
pricey is a 550,000 yen ($6100) black watermelon...



if carbonlife's melons gives you a orgasm this one must take you close to pure tantric bliss
What is so special about that watermelon to justify that price?
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
have not tried the blood oranges.....will do!
The juice is great for dressing
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
What is so special about that watermelon to justify that price?
Supply and demand...

They only expected to grow 9000 that year.

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And what makes a watermelon worth $200, much less $6,000?

Its unusual black skin, Ohira said. Inside, the watermelon is crisp and hard. And, he says, it has unparalleled taste.

"It's a watermelon, but it's not the same," he said. "It has a different level of sweetness."
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I definitely like the honeycrisps too but didn't see a lot this year. My favorite apple memory was a Macoun that I used to get from a particular orchard in central NY. I haven't seen them at all for a long time, but when I did find some in Seattle a while ago they didn't taste anything like I remembered the NY ones. Same thing w/ NY vs WA Fujis (latter not as good as memory of former, definitely not in the same league as pink ladys/pac rose side-by-side)
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japan had no tornados and typhoons hit the island at all last year. all the fruits and vegetables were cheap, delicious and plentiful.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Those apples are very close to the Honey Crisp. Since I cannot get those in right now, I sell these as a substitute. They are very expensive at $3.00 per pound.
You have a little retail shop? That's cool. Pictures, link, details?
 
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You have a little retail shop? That's cool. Pictures, link, details?
She works in produce for a chain grocery.
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