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