Friday, August 27, 2010

The case has been solved.

No, not the one about our missing garage sale signs, but the one about our apple tree. Ever since we discovered there is an apple tree in our park I've been trying to figure out what kind of apples our tree produces and thanks to my mom, who helped us pick the remaining apples from our tree this week (thanks Mom!), I was able to connect with an apple expert and get some answers.

Turns out they do get a little more red than I thought, but JP Jacobson of Pine Tree Apple Orchard knew without even tasting a piece of the apple we brought to the State Fair Ag Building with us today what kind they were. He sampled a piece and confirmed that they are indeed "an early pie apple" known as "FOLWELL" Finally an answer! Considering we can harvest apples as early as mid August I would certainly call that an early apple. They hold up nicely in pies and don't turn to mush - even though they are a soft apple to eat.

One thing that isn't a mystery around here is what kind of pies we'll be bringing for Thanksgiving Dinner!

4 comments:

fritzfacts August 27, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

Yay for a mystery solved!! I haven't heard of that kind of apple before...will have to look it up!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom August 28, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Fun! The Ag building at the fair is my favorite. Is that weird?

ali @ an ordinary mom September 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

Hmm, I don't think I've ever had a Folwell...
Jacobson's Pine Tree Apple Orchard has always been one of my favorites! I grew up gboing there almost every fall. It's where I tasted my 1st cinnamon ice cream, yum!

CM September 3, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

How cool! That's awesome he solved the mystery for you!

BTW, Pine Tree Apple Orchard is just south of us! We go there all the time for pies and in the fall for the tours!

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