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to think Golden Delicious are posher than Granny Smiths?

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mcmooncup Mon 15-Apr-13 17:55:16

I've always thought Granny Smiths are really common, whereas Golden Delicious have an air of sophistication and understated glamour.

miemohrs Tue 23-Apr-13 12:19:28

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drjohnsonscat Mon 22-Apr-13 15:17:35

ha ha ha that "foreign muck" is now offensive. It's like using the phrase Johnny Foreigner. It's channelling the Daily Mail, Nigel Farage, Alf Garnett. Nobody on MN would use that phrase straight. The very idea is hilarious.

Golden Delicious are foreign muck 100%

BTW just came back from a lunch where a French person referred to our horrible English food hmm so no need to worry about their feelings too much.

miemohrs Mon 22-Apr-13 13:31:17

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miemohrs Mon 22-Apr-13 13:27:40

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wetsand Mon 22-Apr-13 12:53:54

Ah, a bunfight over the comparative poshness of apples, only on MN!

Glad to see someone else is loving the Jazz apples wink

miemohrs Mon 22-Apr-13 11:31:15

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lisianthus Sat 20-Apr-13 07:16:50

grin at Minion. I'm loving your work on this thread.

Great thread. I have room for two apple trees. My choices are from: Anna, Dorset Gold, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Lady Williams, Pink Lady, Pinkabelle, Red Fuji/Naga and Sundowner. Have decided to go with Granny Smith and Sundowner. Yee ha.

SinisterBuggyMonth Fri 19-Apr-13 22:03:46

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Suzieismyname Fri 19-Apr-13 22:00:15

Discovery all the way. ..

countrykitten Fri 19-Apr-13 21:35:28

Your last post makes no sense btw.
But never mind.

miemohrs Fri 19-Apr-13 18:31:32

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countrykitten Fri 19-Apr-13 17:35:20

Still think that the term 'foreign muck' is unpleasant and maybe you should move on and not say things just because your Mother did.


Minion Fri 19-Apr-13 17:16:01

Maybe, but she has a lovely coat selection.

ComposHat Fri 19-Apr-13 15:44:17

The winners are the homegrown, English varieties ie the Kate Middletons, coxes, braeburns

decorative, but bland amd pointless?

miemohrs Fri 19-Apr-13 14:21:39

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Minion Fri 19-Apr-13 10:31:09

She's the bag the golden delicious come in grin

lisianthus Fri 19-Apr-13 09:33:50

Love your metaphor minion so who is Pippa Middleton then? grin

Minion Fri 19-Apr-13 09:23:07

Golden delicious is the Davina McCall of apples. Overhyped, oversold, tasteless, watery and blah.
Red delicious fares worse than its golden cousin. That's the Claudia Winkleman. Just urgh.
Now pink ladies are the fashionable Holly Willoboobys and granny smiths are 'always fresh and crunchy but not terribly trendy' Nigella Lawson.

The winners are the homegrown, English varieties ie the Kate Middletons, coxes, braeburns etc etc

countrykitten Fri 19-Apr-13 09:02:17

foreign muck - great to know that this kind of attitude is still out there hmm

I presume that you eat no foods of 'foreign' derivation whatsoever then?

MusicalEndorphins Thu 18-Apr-13 20:20:26

Sour apples good for cooking.
Crunchy apples for eating
Red Delicious apples-and Macintosh apples are my favorite for eating, Granny Smith and Macs, for baking pies.
I haven't tried a lot of other varieties!

miemohrs Thu 18-Apr-13 18:59:11

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worsestershiresauce Thu 18-Apr-13 18:53:56

Golden Delicious are tasteless poth. Granny Smiths have skins like cow hide. Worcester Permain however are well posh and taste like strawberries. Beat that!

JulesJules Thu 18-Apr-13 18:44:42

Golden Delish are bleurghh.

I love Egremont Russets, Coxes, and quite like Braeburns and Pink Lady apples. I didn't know that Cripps Pink was the same variety as Pink Lady, that's interesting.

I've got a Katy apple tree in the garden - gorgeous apples. Got a new apple tree last year which hasn't produced any apples yet, called Red Love - we got it for the DDs, apparently the apples are red inside.

UptoapointLordCopper Thu 18-Apr-13 18:24:25

Egremont russet for me. Braeburn next.

We have a chart of 12 apples with ratings. But we will be expanding our list. You lot are a fount of apple knowledge!

elfycat Thu 18-Apr-13 18:23:25

<sticks tongue out at GoingtobeRuth>

Discovery are the best of all apples, To be fair they are better from a greengrocer or farmers market than from a supermarket.

I'm liking the new apple varieties. Luckily I know someone in marketing for some of the varieties coming out to help me get my fix.

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