Apples and the cold (on the tree)
I'm trying to understand how to guage how long my apples can hang on the tree as the overnight lows work their way down.
Most of my Liberties are off, but as I gradually pick and eat the remaining few I find a little watercore (not objectionable to me) and an improvement in flavor. I'd like to leave them a little longer but don't know what they'll take. I think they'll lose texture as they get too cold, but the cool mornings, down in the middle twenties, are giving the flavor a chance to develop, too.
Carousels (Cameos), Yellow Delicious, Stayman's Winesaps, and my one Rubinette are still hanging; they're just not ready yet and I don't want to take them any sooner than I have to. ( I also have Rhode Island Greening but can't believe it might make it. I need to remove it altogether, I guess. Just not suited for this climate.)