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# 175073 16-Jun-2015 15:16
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A bit off topic from the usual tech posts ...

Any apple fans here ?  Not the apples that run iOS but the round things that grow on trees

I'm not much of a fruit eater but I had a really good apple today, little sticker on it said "Envy" ... wondering what other variants are out there that might be nice as it seems most out are shiny things that look great but when you bite them turn out to be flavorless flour!

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  # 1325833 16-Jun-2015 15:19
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I'm usually a Royal Gala fan, that or Jazz. 

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  # 1325834 16-Jun-2015 15:22
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In my view, you can't beat a Granny Smith - and they're at their peak at the moment (well, those off my parents' trees are). Crisp, lots of flavour, not too sweet..

Next-best are Braeburn, I reckon (similarly, not too sweet, which I think many of the more recent breeds suffer from).


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  # 1325835 16-Jun-2015 15:22
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Countdown are horrendous for that (well here they are anyway). If they are shiny they have this wax like film over them, yuck! New world doesn't do this so thats where i get mine from.

Pacific Rose and Jazz are my favourite.

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  # 1325836 16-Jun-2015 15:23
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  # 1325838 16-Jun-2015 15:23
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I used to be a royal gala fan, but my new favorite is smitten.

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  # 1325842 16-Jun-2015 15:26
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Envy, Smitten, Pink Lady are all quite nice.

Can't beat a fresh, crisp Braeburn IMO though, still a bit of tartness, crunchy and juicy. Yum.

I only buy NZ apples, and when they are in season (about now). Not a huge fan of the ones that have been in coolstore for months.

Used to do a bit of work in a couple of apple sheds in the Hawke's Bay, and apples straight off the line there were awesome.

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  # 1325844 16-Jun-2015 15:27
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Nice ones in our orchard apparently. I don't eat fruit so I can't comment, other than to say everyone who has eaten them says they are nice!


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  # 1325889 16-Jun-2015 16:11
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Eve apples are our supermarket apple of choice - only available from New World or Pak N Save I think.

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  # 1325897 16-Jun-2015 16:26
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Pacific Rose are our current favs. Had a good one recently, 'Genesis' I think....a new hybrid apple, lol...

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  # 1325902 16-Jun-2015 16:34
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Got a few kg of Pacific Rose last week from New World (Akl) I would have to say they were some of the best apples I've ever had. Good crunch, loads of flavour.

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  # 1325906 16-Jun-2015 16:41
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Royal Gala are nice but they are a summer fruit so if you buy them in the latter half of the year they will have been in a coolstore for months and they go all flowery.



Year round I like Jazz and Pacific Rose. Jazz are a hybrid of braeburn and royal gala, so a tad bitter but not too bad. Pacific Rose are very sweet, but I find the skin tastes a bit dry.

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  # 1325917 16-Jun-2015 16:47
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Pacific Rose. Nothing else comes close IMO.

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  # 1325942 16-Jun-2015 17:31
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Worked in a packhouse from february til end of may. I'm off apples now. especially apple juice, you don't want to know what happens to those apples. Most of the apples destined for the local market are crap, they are pretty much on par with juice quality ones.
Also I never knew before but the apples actually hang around in the coolstores quite a while before getting shipped out. Local market ones don't hang around too long in there but the export stuff can sit in there for a couple of months before getting shipped out, quite amazing really.
Envy apples are usually quite big, they can get so big that they don't have trays to pack them on so they just end up going to juice. They are quite popular in the states. the Envy apple is grown in Hawkes Bay, Washington (the state) and chile. 
Also the scientific name for pink lady is cripps pink much cooler imo

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  # 1325966 16-Jun-2015 17:46
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I own a MacBook Air. I really like the fact that the apple is light up when you switch it on.

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  # 1325988 16-Jun-2015 18:18
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Eve are my favourite, however these can vary a little in quality. It's one of the few good apples IMHO that comes out of the Nelson area which is where they're all grown.

If you want good apples make sure you but Yummy brand, and avoid Countdown. There apples are so terrible you'd find pigs turn up their noses.

And as for those who say NZ apples are bad, that's entirely untrue. Brands like Yummy focus on domestic production so you're getting the best apples. They were also pioneers in CA in New Zealand - I ate a couple of Yummy Royal Gala's today and they were literally as fresh as one picked straight off a tree.

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