Apple Picking

By DB
@dgobucks226 (12677)
October 14, 2017 10:35am CST
October is here and nothing says Fall like doing some apple picking and tasting. Did you know apples go back as far as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Here are some other interesting apple facts: 1. Apples are a member of the Rose family which I found very surprising. 2. Apples grown in the Northeastern United States are at their best from September to November when they are at their tastiest and the climate is cooler for better growth. 3. Apple trees grown today are much smaller in height and width compared to many years ago. You would of needed a ladder to pick apples off the trees back in those days. 4. Areas of the country where the seasons change like the Northwest, East Coast, and parts of the Midwest produce some of the finest apples in the world. 5. You can still get apples even during warmer months. Most of these apples come from Washington State. Here are some of the more popular Northeastern apples I see in the grocery stores: Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Winesap, Golden Delicious, and Cortland. My favorite is Winesap. You might see other varieties in other parts of the United States. And I am sure other countries probably have their favorite kinds. What is your favorite kind of apple? Source- Asbury Park Press/article by Produce Pete Photo-besthealthmag.ca
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@Kandae11 (38492)
14 Oct
Eve gave Adam an apple.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
And look what happened Temptations then....Temptations continue today
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@MALUSE (41186)
• Germany
15 Oct
I've read that Eve did not give Adam an apple because there were no apples in the Middle East. She gave him 'a fruit'. The term was translated with 'apple' so that European Christians could understand it.
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@Kandae11 (38492)
15 Oct
@MALUSE Wonder what fruit it could have been then -- pomegranate , pear, grapes ...
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@andriaperry (53076)
• United States
14 Oct
Red delicious. Our apple season just ended on August.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Very popular kind
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@JohnRoberts (59905)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Oct
I was never all that fond of apples for some reason. Maybe because they can get mushy or brown quickly.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Silly question, no apple pie then?
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@JohnRoberts (59905)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Oct
@dgobucks226 I never cared for apple pie.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
@JohnRoberts Gotcha! Just curious
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@maezee (32553)
• United States
14 Oct
Nice. I havent gone to an orchard on years but I do like the Red Delicious apples. Yum.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Those are very familiar on the East Coast. They grow from Maine to Virginia.
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@ilocosboy (34371)
• Philippines
14 Oct
we don't grow apples here but we surely love apple fruits. I think its fun doing the apple picking during this time of the month.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Much fun!!! Nice to get out and pick your own fruit.
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@nomus24g (23651)
• India
14 Oct
we have to buy it from market...not lucky to pick it up ourselves...
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
14 Oct
why/???
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@nomus24g (23651)
• India
14 Oct
@peachpurple apple doesnt grow where I stay...weather doesnt suits
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
@nomus24g They say you need a very cool climate for them to grow. Does India import them from other countries?
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• United States
15 Oct
I see people doing so many activities I never get to do, like apple picking or pumpkin picking. As you get older, things become more for kids and less for adults.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
That is a very sad but true statement. There are many things I wish I could still do. If we could only turn back time just for an hour or so just to be able to experience them again
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• United States
15 Oct
@dgobucks226 Yeah, but I believe we can do anything kids do but for adults. But humanity doesn't see it that way. "it looks wrong" But why does it look wrong to have fun with your life?
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
@runningthegalaxies That is such a correct statement. Your only as young as you feel they say. I guess it is our own embarrassment for being seen as silly by others that prevents adults from doing activities usually associated with kids.
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@celticeagle (118551)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct
Here in Idaho apples are a secondary crop along with potatoes. I have gone to the orchards and picked their seconds that were huge. About the size of a good sized grapefruit. So delicious. Fresh and crisp.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
You must have a terrific climate to grow apples out in Idaho. I wonder if they are shipped to our East coast in off season? That would be some juicy apple!
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@celticeagle (118551)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct
@dgobucks226 .....Yes, they are shipped as far as China.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
16 Oct
@celticeagle That's great! Appreciate the reply
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@amadeo (67600)
• United States
14 Oct
we have done our picking a month ago.We are lucky the apple orchard is near buy.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Enjoy those apples Alfredo!
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@amadeo (67600)
• United States
15 Oct
@dgobucks226 we have been ever day.
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
15 Oct
apple is Not healthy its have a chemical
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
16 Oct
Really miss K., You never heard "An apple a day keeps the Doctor away."
@LadyDuck (163135)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
I knew that Apples are part of the rose family, as many fruits are. For what I know the tree originated in Central Asia, its ancestor tree is still found today.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Interesting fact, thank you!
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@Corbin5 (109338)
• United States
14 Oct
I do love Johnathon apples more than the others. We have apples a-plenty in our area now since fall is apple time here.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Oct
I like Gala's a lot. I buy those the most.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Galas I have tried. Very good!
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@peachpurple (12872)
• Malaysia
14 Oct
thanks for the fun facts on apples
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
Anytime! Thanks for reading my post Peachpurple...
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@kobesbuddy (49346)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Oct
My very favorite apples are the golden delicious and Granny Smith.
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
15 Oct
A very popular one for sure. Probably very good for baking too!
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@kobesbuddy (49346)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Oct
@dgobucks226 They are delicious, make wonderful snack food!:)
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@kobesbuddy (49346)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Oct
@dgobucks226 That is a wonderful treat, for sure!
@Ganma7 (2828)
19 Oct
I like to take our grandchildren apple picking, Then make some yummy apple recipes
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
20 Oct
That sounds nice! I enjoy a glass of apple cider when it starts to really feel like Autumn.
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@Ganma7 (2828)
20 Oct
@dgobucks226 I love cider
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@eagletrek2 (5224)
• Kingston, New York
18 Oct
My area is kind of one of heart of N.Y. State apples.when I was a kid we had apple And pear trees in the back yard
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
19 Oct
Lucky! You had your own fruit stand in your backyard