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Where to find Mutsu crispiin apples

Spinal Tap Dec 1, 2012 07:49 AM

I was recently up in the Humbolt area and bought a few Mutsu crispin apples at a farmers market. Really liked them and would like to get some locally. Has anyone seen them at farmers markets or stores? Thanks

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: Spinal Tap Dec 1, 2012 09:58 AM

    I thought Mutsu and Crispin were two different varieties of apple. It's probably too late in the year for most specialty apple vendors at farmers markets, so you best option is probably Berkeley Bowl. Be aware, though, that as the season is passing they may not be as good as the ones you bought fresh at a farmers market.

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      j mather RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 1, 2012 01:13 PM

      Billy Bob Organic Orchards out of Watsonville had Mutsus today at the Walnut Creek farmers' market. They also go to the Berkeley markets.

    2. moto RE: Spinal Tap Dec 1, 2012 05:54 PM

      Mutsu is a specific variety on its own, a hybrid between golden delicious and one from Nippon. they're sometimes sold at Rainbow Grocery in SF ; if they have 'em , organic most likely.

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        Celery RE: Spinal Tap Dec 3, 2012 08:04 AM

        DeVoto Gardents has had Mutsus in past years. Their website lists them as Mutsu (Crispin). Haven't been in an apple mood this season so not sure if they had/have them but they would be worth checking. They are at multiple markets - SF Ferry Plaza and Marin for sure.

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          Spinal Tap RE: Spinal Tap Dec 3, 2012 08:11 PM

          Thanks everyone. I have a list of places to choose from now.

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