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PostSat Dec 21, 2019 7:56 am 
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I guess the crop is almost sold out and gone.   frown.gif

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PostThu Dec 26, 2019 1:25 pm 
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Plenty of them in the "pricey" markets here in TX. About $3.00/lb and $3.50 if organic. They were flying off the shelves.  Had my first one yesterday. Loved it!
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PostThu Dec 26, 2019 3:06 pm 
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I had my first, down in California, recently.  Nice texture, flavor was so-so....
Price though...$1.89/# in Ca., vs $2.89 in North Central WA???
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PostFri Dec 27, 2019 8:43 pm 
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I have a half of one that I cut yesterday, in the fridge in a sandwich bag.  We shall see how it is tomorrow.

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PostFri Dec 27, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Found this website that explains more about the Cosmic Crisp story:

https://cosmiccrisp.com/

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PostFri Dec 27, 2019 10:46 pm 
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The produce guy at the Ballard Market gave me a free taste.  It struck me as less sweet than a Pink Lady or Honeycrisp (a good thing), but I'd have to do a side-by-side taste test to be certain.  I wonder if all the hype is only to justify the high price, to try and recoup 20 years of experimenting.  Kind of like the PR job done on Copper River salmon.

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PostFri Dec 27, 2019 11:23 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
I wonder if all the hype is only to justify the high price

Yep.  Come on it's an apple.
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PostSat Dec 28, 2019 8:37 am 
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It's an apple that you can cut and keep a while cut.  That's what I find remarkable.  One that also tastes good, to me.  I like eating apples, but have wasted quite a few when I don't feel like eating the whole thing.

Prices will go down when more plantings reach harvest age.

There was a lot of hype about Granny Smiths also.  Those are too tart for me.

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PostSat Dec 28, 2019 7:11 pm 
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The half apple that I put in a baggie and refrigerated was still very good to eat today.  I am impressed with that aspect of the apple.

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PostSat Dec 28, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Sliced apples soaked in lemon juice keep quite while if you don't mind the taste of lemon.

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PostSun Dec 29, 2019 8:13 am 
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Tried another relatively new Honeycrisp variety yesterday, "Sugarbee".  Very crispy and sweet, but still a bit "airy" and definitely not cheap.

An apple is about 100 Calories; I have trouble not consuming the whole thing in one sitting.  Also, most people waste 20-30%.  There's no reason to throw away the core and its beneficial bacteria, although I'd stop short at consuming the cyanide pills (aka seeds).

Some non-browning apples are genetically modified to not produce a particular melanin-producing enzyme.  No problem with that IMO.
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PostSun Dec 29, 2019 11:42 am 
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There are no GMO apples for sale in the USA.

Apples vary in taste and texture even within the same species from the same tree.

The main advantage to the Cosmic Crisp is that the picking is far less labor-intensive than with Honeycrisps which must be "color picked".
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PostSun Dec 29, 2019 12:03 pm 
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kbatku wrote:
There are no GMO apples for sale in the USA.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2018/01/24/gmo-stigma-arctic-apple-sale-us-canada-battles-public-perceptions/
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PostSun Dec 29, 2019 2:33 pm 
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Interesting and kind of sad.
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PostMon Dec 30, 2019 11:36 am 
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Any apples from the store are picked long before they are ripe.  I spend summers as a vendor at a farmers market between two fruit vendors, and therefore eat an insane amount of apples, cherries, peaches, etc.  They have all kinds of different varieties not found in a grocery store.  Probably too fragile for the shipping.  The best apples in a U pick are the ones that recently fell out of the tree.

I cannot stomach grocery store apples unless they are cooked, used for applesauce, etc.  Cosmic crisp included.  I guess I'm an apple snob.
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