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Lady Alice - Phil's Rambling Rants
December 23rd, 2007
07:46 pm

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Lady Alice
I tried a new apple variety today, Lady Alice.  Not much to write home about, I'm afraid.  A pretty yellow and red apple; fairly crisp texture, but just a little bit soft, short of perfectly crisp.  Sweet, but not tart enough, and not enough flavor to make it worth recommending.  Even a long day outside without very much food wasn't enough to make it yummy.

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From:figmo
Date:December 24th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
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If you can still find them, try Honeycrisps.
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From:tigertoy
Date:December 24th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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I'm familiar with Honeycrisp; they're quite tasty, a very close second to my favorite variety, Pink Lady. But I still try new ones occasionally. This one was a dud.
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From:figmo
Date:December 26th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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Hmmm....

Note to self: Try Pink Lady apples.
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From:pir_anha
Date:December 25th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)

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i haven't seen those around here at all yet. sounds like i am not missing much.

at this point honey crisps are my favourite, followed by pink lady and ambrosia. i haven't had a winesap in so long that i don't know where it would fall in that lineup, *sigh*.

i am getting a little tired of the ambrosia, since that's been all i've been finding on the last few shopping trips (and i eat a lot of apples these days because of their ideal snack size and relatively low glycemic load). well, "all" considering only apples i really like; there are quite a few varieties i don't care a whole lot for, which unfortunately includes most of the commercial bestsellers.
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