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by OrangePippin-Scott
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Pie apples
Replies: 13
Views: 27838

All About Apples contacted Phyllis Kilcherman of Christmas Cove Farm in Northport, Michigan to get her thoughts on good apples for pies. Here are portions of her response. I think Dutchess, Paula Red, Wealthy, Wagener, Gravenstein and Rhode Island Greening and Winter Banana are some of the best for ...
by OrangePippin-Scott
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Nice Site
Replies: 5
Views: 15558

Thank you for the kind words about the site. We have enjoyed getting the site to its current state and look forward to the great opportunities that are ahead of us. In response to your question, the number of known or once-known varieties is so great, and so many are obscure or non-existent, that it...
by OrangePippin-Scott
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: apples
Replies: 2
Views: 10035

Apples contain an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase (tyrosinase) that reacts with oxygen and iron-containing phenols that are also found in the apple. When an apple is cut or bruised, the fruit's cells are damaged allowing oxygen to react with these enzymes. The oxidation forms a rust on the surface....