He keeps buying Rome apples and I don't like them!

United States
December 15, 2012 9:54pm CST
I have not eaten one Rome Beauty that I have enjoyed. They are big and very pretty but I hate them! They are soft and mealy. I like a crisp juicy apple. Rome Beauties are okay for making apple sauce, but I don't like eating them. I like Macintoch and Galas. I also live Granny Smiths, Courtlands and red and yellow Delicious. My mom's family was the owners of the famous Hicks' Irchards in Granville, NY. It is not owned by family anymore, but it will always carry my family's name. So I am familiar with apples and how they are supposed to taste and feel in the mouth. My SIL and daughter don't have the same expectations to the taste and textures if apples, so to them ismf it us oretty and red it has to be good. Apples are harvested in the early fall. I'm fairly sure these locally grown Rone Beauties are also harvested in mid to late September or so. The only thing I can think of is maybe these apples have been in cold storage for a year. So my guess these are NOT this years apples OR the climate here ...being that we have a very short cold season that the apples get soft and mealy. Oftentimes, SIL will just buy what looks pretty to him. So whatever his hand touches he picks up and puts in the grocery cart. It drives me nuts because they aren't a great eating apple. I live a crisp, crunchy apple that us so juicy that when you bite into it, the juice just saturates your mouth. Have you tried Rome Apples? And do you find them to be mealy also? I live Washington apples. They are crunchy like the Macs that Granpa raised on the farm. You can't even get a Courtkand apple here in GA. your thoughts? Am I the only one who is picky about what makes a good apple?
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@celticeagle (116759)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Dec 12
I like Galas and Fujis. We have alot of fruit growers around here. In the Spring we to go over to the SLope and pick huge delicous apples. They were so big they would really fill you up like you ate a meal. Have you asked SIL to get the kind you like? We drink apple juice and eat alot of apples. I have tried Romes and don't mind them too much but would rather have the Fuji or Galas. I am not real big on real sour apples so the Grannys don't do alot for me either.
• United States
16 Dec 12
Yes, but he says whatever his hand touches is what he puts in the cart. It's so annoying to me because I don't always get to go shopping with them. They were out for a day at IMAX theatre and then shopping before they got home. Since I live mostly on fruits and veggies it is important to me that I like the apples. They are huge apples, about 12 ounces each. If they were crunchy they would be good.
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@celticeagle (116759)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Dec 12
Personally I think he just doesn't care whether you like them or not. Men can be that way. I guess I would eat them. I am revengeful though so I probably wouldn't fix him his favorite meal if he couldn't be thoughtful and caring enough to get the apples you liked. It works both ways. But that is just me. haha
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• United States
16 Dec 12
My boyfriend has his picks when it comes to what apples he likes to eat. Since I usually just use slices of apples on sandwiches, in cooking or (rarely) baking rather than eating them plain, I pretty much just go with whatever is available and use it in whatever way seems to work the best with the bunch of apples we've gotten and what sort of mood I happen to be in. I'm picking about the quality of my food, but I am pretty relaxed about type. Since I generally stick to fresh and local when it comes to fresh fruits and veggies, my choices are limited to what is available in the area at a particular time. The exception would be stuff like bananas or oranges--things that my boyfriend likes but that are definitely not growing in this cold northern climate here.
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• United States
16 Dec 12
Hi Wilsongoddard. I definitely know the type of apples I like. Soft, mushy apples are not it. They look beautiful but the texture ruins it.
@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 12
Hi Pointless I also love Washingtons apples and Galas are one of my favorites. We grew wealthies on our farm in so uth Dakota as they a re tart sweet and juicy and thats what i like in an apple. I do not remember many of my favorites anymore but if I saw them written down I would know the ones I like. rome beauties should not be that mealy as ours were juicy. i bet they are old apples. Winesaps are also one of my favorites. we probably grew variety not familar to you as our state had a short growing season and we raised apples that were for our climate.Winesap are juicy and tart sweet which I love.
• United States
16 Dec 12
I think they are old too , but they are always this way while other apples are nice and crisp. He thinks I'm just complaining but I just don't like soft mushy and mealy apples. I am going to call about why they are such poor quality all the time. It could be these have been in cold storage for a year before they even hit the store shelves. I've tried them many times in the 30 plus years I've been here and they are always the same. Mealy.
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• United States
16 Dec 12
I don't know what is what when it comes to picking an apple. I know I love apples that are sweet and that sometimes i often don't get them like this.
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• United States
16 Dec 12
I only like crisp, tart with a hint of sweetness or sweet with a hint of tartness. These ado mealy you could gum them gown without reeth! Not what I like.
@bunnybon7 (34984)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Dec 12
i to love Macintosh. they are akk i would eat when we picked apples in washinton. i was 12 yrs old i also picked them in michigan and those were pretty good. my step dad was always the forman and i got to work when i was not in school. i dont know if i picked for your family or not. cant remember who they were been sooooo long ago.
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
26 Dec 12
hi dear PQ thats how many people buy fruit, if it looks shiny and good, so get it, and they wont consider what they want to use the apples for. We eat most of ours raw and as I like a crunchy rather tart apple (not as tart as Granny Smith), I would go for Braeburn which are not quite ripe, sometimes Cox Orange if we can get them. I dont know most of the apples you mention here but its absolutely understandable that you have your standards when it comes to buying apples, when your family owned an orchard and you know so much about apples.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
17 Dec 12
I had some last week they were very juicy I enjoyed them
@BarBaraPrz (19068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Dec 12
No, you're not the only one. I like crisp apples, too. I don't even buy macintoshes anymore because the ones in the stores are so small and tasteless. Obviously picked too soon. I like Empires and Spartans.
@urbandekay (18312)
16 Dec 12
The best apples in the world are acknowledged to be English grown (Due to climate and soil type) Cox's Orange Pippin, firm, aromatic and with a fine flavour. Also good are Braeburns. Here in UK there are over 2000 varieties of apple! all the best, urban
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
16 Dec 12
he is addicted to buy new stuff and he certainly feels that these are aimed to get bought and apples if they are ripe there is no harm in getting them at best possible price for sure and rome apples are so delicious for luscious juices also
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
16 Dec 12
Hey pointless questions,i don't think i have ever tried rome apples before but woudl definitely love to try them. I think everybody have their own preference as to what type of apples they like. For example, both my mum and me can't see eye to eye as to which is the nicer brand of apples. I prefer those type of fuji apples but she prefers those blood red kind. So i there's definititley nothing wrong wtih having your own preference :)