In colonial days each little farm in the cold north had a winter apple tree that the apples would never ripen on but would be put into storage and ripen there. I have one of those old timers and it produces loads of large fruit that are great for cooking and not bad fresh after storage. Any other time they are sour and hard as a rock. They need to have several very hard frosts and are actually frozen briefly. They bounce back and then can be put into storage. I am wondering if some of the late apples like fuji and pink lady might react similarly and ripen in storage. Anyone out there in the north have these apples and actually get something out of them? Any other thoughts on this concept of ripening apples in storage.