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Apples

Crispin aka Mutsu

Heritage Red Delicious

Golden Delicious

Fuji

Arkansas Black

Granny Smith

 

 

HERITAGE RED DELICIOUS

 

red delicious apples

Buy Heritage Delicious Apples: Please come see us at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. Our stand is in front of Restaurant Lago, just below 3rd Street Promenade on Arizona avenue.

Description: Ours is not the dark-skinned, mealy and bland “Red Delicious” you see in the supermarket, which is big on color but woefully short on flavor, but an older, more richly flavored sport. Delicious (also known as Standard Delicious, Old-Fashioned Delicious, Heritage Delicious, or Hawkeye) was a pre-cursor to Red Delicious and is heart-shaped with 5 knobs on the bottom, has a greenish-yellow skin with red stripes and a red blush on the sunny side.

Season: October, November.

Size: field run.

Suggested uses: Fresh eating, sliced in salads

Shelf life: Will keep at 32 degrees for 6 weeks.

History: Delicious has become a victim of its eartswhile commercial dominance. Over the years, sports were found that developed a deep red color before the apple was completely ripe, allowing it to be picked and shipped green, which improved its durability. Other sports held up well in Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage, specialized cold storage where the apples are held up to a year in a reduced-oxygen atmosphere. Commercial nurseries and growers kept planting these "improved" varieties. None of these “improvements” did the flavor any good, as the deep red skin has a bitter flavor to it and the flesh is bland and watery. The result is that consumers have largely turned away from Red Delicious, but we think you will find the older variety a pleasant reminder of a once great apple.

We have quoted from and are indebted to http://www.orangepippin.com/
for information on the history of this apple variety.

 

Penryn Fruit List

Apples

Asian pears

Cherries

Citrus

European Pears

Feijoas

Figs

Grapes

Kiwifruit

Plums

Peaches

Persimmons

Pomegranates

 

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