Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Malus domestica is here! (are here?)

Or the Honeycrisp, as you may know it. Or maybe you don't. I hadn't heard of it myself until last year. But now that I have, don't even threaten me with any of those ordinary, run-of-the-mill apples. This apple is crispier, sweeter, and more beautiful than even the apples you remember from your childhood.

And you can only get it from September to February! If I had known that after first discovering these apples it last winter, I might have hoarded a few bushels. Instead, they disappeared from the shelves without warning. I had eaten my last one without knowing it. I hate it when that happens. Poor little vitamin-deficient Muffin Uptown has been practically pining away for want of just one more, singularly perfect apple.

And then, suddenly last week--there they were, and I was Navin Johnson on phone book day. I think the National Association of Apple People must be owing me a commission, I've been so strident about insisting that all my friends and coworkers try this fruit. I just can't help it. Next year, and the year after, and every year after that, when you truck home your first sack of the season of beautiful and delicious Honeycrisp, you'll say to yourself, "I'm so glad Jane told me about these apples. Reading her blog has really enriched my life." Or something like that.

When you write to thank me, just address your message to Jane Appleseed.

photo, Arjun Kartha

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it that Jane has succumbed to peddling apples. I suppose cyber selling is a bit better than a cart beside the road. May you grow as most offorad peddlers: fruit, fireworks, and eventually a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.

Honeycrips maybe good but nothing beats a Fuji and particularly one from Whole Foods.
Avid Jane Fan

Anonymous said...

I love it that Jane has succumbed to peddling apples. I suppose cyber selling is a bit better than a cart beside the road. May you grow as most offroad peddlers: fruit, fireworks, and eventually a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.

Honeycrips may be good but nothing beats a Fuji and particularly one from Whole Foods.
Avid Jane Fan