This week at Harris Farm we have decided to help a number of our farmer friends. Pink Lady apples are now by far the most widely grown and consumed apple in the country. Last spring, unseasonably warm weather in our growing areas affected the flowering and fruit set of quite a large proportion of the pink lady crop. They just didn’t go pink. They are perfect to eat but don’t look good when compared to the highly coloured fruit. We are going to sell this fruit at bargain prices this week, I hope you and our customers will take advantage of this and come to understand that fruit should be judged on its taste more than its appearance. Enjoy a not so Pink Lady.
HOW TO PICK
Choose firm, crisp apples free from insect bites. The flesh of the apple should not easily give way to finger pressure.
HOW TO STORE
Apples may ripen quickly at room temperature so store apples away from direct sunlight, preferably in the fridge to keep them crisp. Place them in a plastic bag to help keep them juicy and firm. If you prefer eating apples at room temperature, simply remove a few from the fridge each day. Don't store apples with pears or avocados as they produce a natural gas that speeds the ripening of those fruits.