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I have a young Winter Gem dessert apple which has produced a few fruits.
They have not fallen off the tree and so to add a bit of late autumn colour
to the garden I have left them on the tree.

How late can I leave apples on the tree? For instance what if there is a
sharp frost and the apples are frozen - are they then only good for cooking?
( I Googled 'frozen apples' and was advised by several sites to coat the
apples in syrup before freezing - but I don't fancy doing that in the
garden).

Any one had experience of this?

Davy




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I have a young Winter Gem dessert apple which has produced a few fruits.
They have not fallen off the tree and so to add a bit of late autumn
colour
to the garden I have left them on the tree.

How late can I leave apples on the tree? For instance what if there is a
sharp frost and the apples are frozen - are they then only good for
cooking?
( I Googled 'frozen apples' and was advised by several sites to coat the
apples in syrup before freezing - but I don't fancy doing that in the
garden).

Any one had experience of this?

Davy


do u have a brain if so use it

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Davy
Winter Gem is a good dessert apple. It should be picked in October
for use from November to January when stored in a cool place such as a
garage.
When left longer on a tree they ripen too much and loose their keeping
qualities (true off all apples).
Winter Gem was raised in Kent in 1975 from a cross between Grimes
Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin. It was introduced to the market in
1993. Grown as a garden aplpe rather than for commercial growing
Regards
Clifford
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Davy
Winter Gem is a good dessert apple. It should be picked in October
for use from November to January when stored in a cool place such as a
garage.
When left longer on a tree they ripen too much and loose their keeping
qualities (true off all apples).
Winter Gem was raised in Kent in 1975 from a cross between Grimes
Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin. It was introduced to the market in
1993. Grown as a garden aplpe rather than for commercial growing
Regards
Clifford
Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Clifford,
thanks for the advice, we picked the last apple a few days ago and it was
superb; thin skin too. Next year I will try a few experiments keeping
apples on the tree and storing them.

Davy


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I'm tempted to say suck it and see :-)


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