Apple ‘Odin’

Malus domestica
ROSACEAE, The Rose family

A new favorite! A medium size, late-ish apple (mid October) with clear green-gold skin, a rusty blush and beautiful reddish lenticels. It is sweet and slightly tart.
I chose it as one to serve at the studio show because it resists browning when cut. I was delighted with the flavor and texture, as were my apple collecting field trip companions.

The other apples for the show:
Braeburn
Empire
Cameo
Critereon

We visited Kiyokawa Family Orchard and the Draper Girls again. The two little pigs were up to their neck in pumpkin. (Happy as a pig in pumpkin?)

The new places we visited were Apple Valley, which had a lot of good food for sale such as pear dumplings, and Cascade Alpacas. They have a herd of 40 animals that they raise for fiber. Have you ever seen a baby Alpaca? Very shy but incredibly sweet, the two-week-old bleated and trotted around its mother. The other animals were also timid, unless you had some alpaca chow in your hand.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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