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Cox's Orange Pippin taste test

Cox's Orange Pippin

Mom brought over one of her homegrown Cox's Orange Pippin apples for us to taste last weekend. Mark wasn't a huge fan, but I loved it. The flavor is like a sourer version of Golden Delicious, with plenty of acid tones to complement the sweet.

Actually, Mom suspects she may have picked the fruits too soon, even though the seeds were quite dark (a sign that an apple is ripe). So maybe we'll try another fruit next year and see if there's a difference?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Some varieties of the older apples taste better after they've been picked for a couple of weeks. The old folks used to call it "mellowing out."
Comment by Anna Sun Aug 27 09:54:34 2017

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