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:
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.