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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 5:58 pm    Post subject: Keeping apples  Reply with quote    

We normally wipe and wrap our apples in newspaper and then in melon boxes in an old rabbit hutch to keep them fresh until march april time.
This year we were over run with the amount so just put them in boxes and left a large amount in a massive wheel barrow in the carport and they've kept as well as the hutch apples. The variety is Discovery and are still crisp to eat. It may be a fluke but we certainly won't wrap next year to see if its the same.


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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very interesting seeing as the parents are supposed to be Worcester Permain x Beauty of Bath, and I never found the latter a good keeper

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 18 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You were lucky they kept as well. Either the crop round here wasn't as good, or more were sold, because our local farm shop is pretty well out of English apples, even though there is a large storage facility near here.

Might be as well to store some in the normal way and not wrap others. That way, if the season is different and not so good for storage, you won't lose all of them.

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