"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Transparent Apples


The Apple Harvest has officially begun!
Yesterday our Transparent apples were ready for harvest. Our one Transparent variety tree gave us just shy of 2 bushels this year. (Some trees we can get 4 or even 5 bushels from!)

Both bushels very promptly sold to an anxious customer waiting for the Transparents to ripen.


Transparents are a very soft variety, and, if you ask my opinion, almost rather tasteless ;) People like to use them for Applesauce because of their texture - they mash up nicely.

Here is some neat information on this variety! I always enjoy researching the variety of apples we have and learning all I can about them.


9 comments:

Jill said...

They look so pretty in their bushel baskets.

kitsapFG said...

Lovely baskets of apples! I have never preferred the golden varieties of apples - the texture is too soft for my tastes. these sure are pretty though and it makes sense they would be good for applesauce making.

SocksAndMittens said...

Wow, it's apple time already! time is flying! we just planted a small apple tree with two different varieties on it so I can not wait until next year to taste some apples from the garden!

Seven Gates Farm said...

Can't wait to see how your harvest turns out. I smell apple pie sometime soon!! Debi

Jennifurla said...

Nice, I have never heard of that variety.

Jess said...

So impressed that you're harvesting apples already.

meemsnyc said...

Wow, look at all the apples! How great that you had a customer ready to buy them.

treen said...

How do you know when the transparent apples are ready to be picked?

Allison at Novice Life said...

Hi Treen: I hope you see this as I couldn't get an email for you. Depending on your area, Transparent are ready mid/late July and they don't last long once picked so you want to get them before they are dropping from the tree.

If you grab one on the tree and lift it upward and the stem easily comes off, they are ready. You can also tell by the color. Our transparents go from a deeper shade of light green to a light yellowish green when ready. One other way is to cut one open and look at the color of the seeds. If they are dark brown, they are ready. I hope this helps!