Thursday, November 8, 2012

Many 'Enterprise' & 'GoldRush' Apples Ripe


   We still have many harvested 'Enterprise' apples for sale, and smaller amounts of Coop 27 and 'GoldRush'.  The last 'Sundance' and 'Scarlett O'Hara' apples sold last week.  Each variety has its own unique flavor, and I give taste samples.  All are excellent for fresh eating as well as baking pies, applesauce, apple butter, etc.  
We still have many harvested 'Enterprise' (front), 'GoldRush' (middle) and Coop 27 (back) apples for sale.
   'Enterprise' apples keep well for 6 months in the fridge, and 'GoldRush' apples keep well for 7 to 8 months in the fridge.  I eat a fresh apple every day with my lunch in fall till spring, and each year I keep eating 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' until strawberry season starts in early May.
   We still have some 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for pick-your-own customers.  This afternoon was great apple-picking weather, and Fri. Nov. 9 and Sat. Nov. 10 should be nice.  If you want to pick your own apples, come within the next week to 10 days.  We'll try to get all remaining 'Enterprise' apples picked before the first hard freeze (25 F or lower), which usually occurs between Nov. 15 and Nov. 28.  We'll also harvest all the 'GoldRush' apples that ripen before the first hard freeze.
   We're still open our fall hours (Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun. 1-6 p.m.) till Nov. 30.  From Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so call 620-597-2450 to let us know when you'll be coming then.  We'll have harvested apples in the cooler, which keeps them in peak condition, until late Feb. at least.  Come get some apples for fresh eating and holiday baking!
Apple crostata with caramelized pecan topping is delicious.  The recipe is posted on the Brenda's Berries Facebook page as a Note.