Apples NOW Available! Monday, September 15, 2014
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Mix and Match all varieties

We now have the following New York State Apples available in our pack-your-own apple display room.  You may mix and match all the different varieties in our paper or plastic apple tote bags. 

Bag sizes range in size starting at a 1/4 peck (~3.5 lbs.) to a 1/2 bushel (~20 lbs.)

Paula Red - Originating in a McIntosh orchard in 1960 this early-ripening sweet yet tart apple is our first chance to taste the 2014 crop.  Great for salads and fresh eating.

Ginger Gold - Discovered as a chance seedling in 1980 this is a possible cross between a Golden Delicious and an Albemarle Pippin.  This early-ripening yellow apple is sweet and mildly tart.

McIntosh - Discovered in the 1800´s by John McIntosh this is a cross between a Fameuse and a Detroit Red Apple.  Grown exceptionally well in New York due to our cool climate the "Mac" has become an extremely popular fresh eating apple that is sweet and juicy with a tart tang.

Gala - Developed in New Zealand in 1962 the Gala is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Kid´s Orange Apple.  Sweet and Juicy the Gala is a favorite for eating and salads.  Perfect for the school lunch box!

Macoun - Developed in Geneva, NY in 1923 the Macoun if a blend of McIntosh and Jersey Black Apple.  Extra sweet and super-crisp with a mild tart taste.  This is the Mill´s customers most popular fresh eating apple!


Frequently Asked Questions About Apples:

Q: Cider Mill Bill says the apples at the Mill are free?

A: Technically yes,  we sell empty apple tote bags ranging in size from ¼ peck to ½ bushel.  You may mix and match any of the varieties in the bag – just be sure to fill the bag full, which ever size bag you choose to purchase.  No, you can not bring your own bag to fill but we will take 25 cents off your purchase if you re-use one of our bags!

Q:  Sometimes I have purchased grocery store apples that have a milky film on them. What is it?

A:  The film is food-grade wax that turns white if the apple becomes wet after it is waxed. Fortunately the apples at the Fly Creek Cider Mill have no wax coating!

Q:  Sometimes when I eat an apple, the core is surrounded by a sweet, transparent fluid.  Is it normal and safe to eat?

A:  This is called water-core and it is a result of excess moisture during growth.  The water collects towards the center of the apple and it is usually very sweet because it will trap the sugars in the liquid.  It is more common in Red Delicious.  It is safe and not harmful.  Apples with water-core usually will not store well.

Q:  I cut open an apple and the core was moldy.  Why?

A:  It is called moldy core. It is an occasional internal defect that is caused by certain growing conditions that are unpreventable and undetectable until the apple is sliced.  Although not harmful, it is unappealing and certainly should not be consumed.

Q:  Why are my apples greasy?

A:  The greasy feeling is the natural wax on the apple.  Some apples, such as Jonagold and Cortland, have more than others.  Usually if the apples feel greasy they are over mature and have not been kept in refrigeration.

Q:  Why do apples get soft?

A:  Apples need to stay in the cold.  From the time they are harvested they are under refrigeration.  When you purchase apples you should store them in the crisper section of your refrigerator to prevent them from getting soft.

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