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Apples to Apples: Let’s Avoid the ‘Mushy’ Ones [what’s in season]

I always find it interesting , to live in Washington State and eat a bad apple.  And that can be a costly mistake, especially when the Honeycrisp goes for an average of $3.99 per lb.  Yup, nothing worse than biting into one and it being ‘mush’.

Though that said, most of us really can’t tell the difference during the summer months that you are eating ‘last year’s apple.  Our state goes to great length to store and preserve, and that’s a good thing so that we can enjoy them year round.

So when is harvest time for your favorite variety and when to start expecting NEW crops in stores?  August and September are harvest months so we should see the NEW CROP signs posted in stores soon.  (Many markets that stock New Zealand Apples, those should be NEW CROP now).  And if you want, you can even go pick your own!  Everything you need to know about Apples (HERE).

USDA (United Stated Department of Agriculture) ‘Keeping Apples Crunchy & Flavorful’ process (HERE)

Here’s a helpful guide to WHAT’S IN SEASON for 2019 (HERE)

And don’t worry if you do get a bad batch, there are delicious things to make (HERE).

About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”