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has anyone seen arkansas black apples at the farmer's market yet? i'll go anywhere

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tastycakes Oct 7, 2007 05:09 PM

to get these babies, even drive to an orchard.

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    foodfoodfood Oct 7, 2007 06:15 PM

    Well, you did say anywhere...Oak Glen is about an hour and a half (90 miles) from LA
    according to the article, though, looks like they won't be ready until Halloween...
    Website:
    http://www.oakglen.net
    Article: http://www.pe.com/localnews/yucaipa/s...

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      glutton Oct 7, 2007 09:00 PM

      At the santa monica market, I was told we're at least a couple weeks away for the arkansas black apples.

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        Snackish Oct 8, 2007 01:14 PM

        Cirone Farms will carry them when they are ready.

      2. katydid13 Oct 7, 2007 09:13 PM

        I saw a few of these at the Hollywood farmers' market last weekend.

        1. ElJeffe Oct 7, 2007 09:25 PM

          How do they taste on the Granny Smith - Red Delicious spectrum? And why is this reminding me of the Seinfeld Mackinaw peach episode?

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            fishyak Oct 8, 2007 08:30 AM

            Laguna Beach RM Sat. AM had them. As to the taste ?, these are simply the apples with the most CRUNCH period. Not quite as tart as a Granny Smith.

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              FED Oct 8, 2007 09:02 AM

              arkansas blacks are very slow maturing and are generally among the last apples picked. "when" depends on where they are grown. apples in the south tend to be ready a couple weeks ahead of the same variety from the slo-paso robles area. they have extremely dense flesh, almost wooden sometimes, and a spicy, cider-y flavor. They store very well, and will soften somewhat in refrigeration.

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