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Ambrosia apples anywhere?

BobB Mar 16, 2012 01:25 PM

I've gotten hooked on these, but Star Market (where I was getting them) seems to have run out or is not restocking them.

They're the crispest apple out there, lightly sweet-tart with an almost floral undertone. I would drive across town to buy some if only I could find them. I've tried Pink Ladies, Braeburns, and Fujis, and they're all monotonic mush by comparison.

Anybody seen them anywhere recently?

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  1. viperlush RE: BobB Mar 16, 2012 01:39 PM

    I know it's the standard response to a question like this but, have you tried Russo's?

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      viperlush RE: viperlush Mar 23, 2012 06:41 AM

      Saw them at Star today. $2.29(?)/lb.

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        BobB RE: viperlush Mar 23, 2012 10:18 AM

        Which Star?

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          viperlush RE: BobB Mar 23, 2012 10:32 AM

          The one on Sidney Street in Cambridge.

    2. BobB RE: BobB Mar 16, 2012 02:04 PM

      Good idea, but I just called them and they have none.

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        catsmeow RE: BobB Mar 16, 2012 05:57 PM

        You can order them here...
        12 are $29.99 on sale from $39.99

        1. Karl S RE: BobB Mar 16, 2012 06:31 PM

          It's probably because we're at the tail end of the season for even good late season storage apples harvested in North America last fall....

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            The Professor RE: Karl S Mar 23, 2012 11:08 AM

            Precisely! They are out of season, and if you do find any, they will have been in storage since last fall.

            The best apples around in the coming weeks/months won't be American grown varieties (except for the very small handful of varieties that survive storage exceptionally well); the best apples this time of year will be the ones that will be flown in from the southern hemisphere (especially New Zealand apples).

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