[LMB] OT: Seasonal Stuff, was Happy Winter....

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Mon Dec 29 07:05:51 GMT 2014

Sweet corn is now so sweet it's -too- sweet for me.
That does not seem to me to be picked before full ripeness....

As for apples, perhaps it depends on the orchard.   A significant fractions 
of the apples in supermarkets near where I live, are from less than an 
hour's drive away.  And I haven't noticed apples having artificial coloring 
added to their skins.  (Unripe apples are green....)

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 09:14 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Seasonal Stuff, was Happy Winter....

> On Dec 28, 2014, at 17:16, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> 
> wrote:
>> As for seasonal, the degree of development of fruit etc. depends on
>> the season for some fruit.  Most apples require cold weather, and
>> apples grow and ripen on a progressive seasonal basis.  Some types
>> of apples keep for months, but there -are- taste differences. (I
>> never understood why anyone would/should bother with a Golden
>> Delicous until I had one straight off a tree, WHAT a difference.
>> The ones in stores are the equivalent of mealy cardboard. UGH!  The
>> one fresh off the tree was crisp and spicy.
> Yeah!
> And also, commercially picked apples are picked before full ripeness,
> so they never develop full flavor.

I've heard the same story with sweet corn and horseradish.
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