Fall Apples

The fall season is upon us and my to do list includes attending a University of Virginia Football game, making my favorite pumpkin cookies & apple picking.  Apple picking happens to be one of my very favorite seasonal activities.  I am very fortunate to live in such a beautiful region of the country which offers breathtaking mountain views as we pick our delectable treats..  My old favorite, Fuji, are ripe for the picking in October.  Recently however, I have discovered a variety that rivals my old favorite, Gold Rush.  Gold Rush is a late maturing apple with outstanding fruit quality and long storage ability.  Though not ripe for the picking just yet, November will be the perfect time to stock up on these golden beauties.  The first Gold Rush seedling was planted in the year of my birth, 1973, so it must be fate.  If you happen to live in my neck of the woods, here is a link to apple picking paradise. http://www.virginia.org/fall/apples/

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