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#1 Old 05-28-2005, 03:56 PM
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Inspired by the "potatoes: do you refrigerate them" thread.



So......do you put them in the fridge or keep them at room temperature. (For the sake of clarity, I'm referring to whole, uncut apples. )
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#2 Old 05-28-2005, 03:58 PM
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i don't refrigerate them. my teeth couldn't take the cold.
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#3 Old 05-28-2005, 04:14 PM
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Apples are too pretty to refrigerate -- I like them in the fruit bowl where I can see them.
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#4 Old 05-28-2005, 04:26 PM
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I voted other because I decide whether or not to refrigerate them completely randomly, not based on age/condition
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Yes, I can't really leave much food out on the counter, because the dog will eat it if it's within his reach. I keep the one spot on the counter Aidan can't reach saved for tomatoes, garlic and avocados and bananas.
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Yes, I always refrigerate them. I often eat them at room temperature though because I take them in my lunch to school or work.
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I like apples cold, so I refrigerate them. I also usually cut them up before I eat them, if I can.
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#8 Old 05-28-2005, 05:32 PM
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I like 'em cold

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I've always refrigerated apples...I kind of thought that everybody did.



I like them cold, so I will probably to continue to do so, even though I now know that I don't have to.
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Once again, you people are insane.
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I always put apples in the refrigerator. Never thought about not refrigerating them.
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If I don't refrigerate them they get mealy...fast.Nice+cold+crisp
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#13 Old 05-28-2005, 06:56 PM
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Yes, always!
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Oh hell no. [or, pronounced correctly: Oh, HAIL no!] They're hard enough on the toofs as it is. [temperature sensitive].
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I like my apples like I like my water, nice and cold I won't eat them if they're warm..(very picky)
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If I don't refrigerate them they get mealy...fast.Nice+cold+crisp



I would tend to disagree to the nth degree. Cold apples are mushy and mealy. Cafeteria lunch lady apples. I understand those who have pet issues regarding their apples, but I've never had a room temp. apple be mealy.

Refrig'd apples are like eating moosh to me.

As the (newly born) saying goes, to each, his/her own apple.
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If I don't refrigerate them they get mealy...fast.Nice+cold+crisp



yes!! They go right into the fridge when they get home. I HATE mealy apples *runs & hides*
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I would tend to disagree to the nth degree. Cold apples are mushy and mealy. Cafeteria lunch lady apples. I understand those who have pet issues regarding their apples, but I've never had a room temp. apple be mealy.

Refrig'd apples are like eating moosh to me.

As the (newly born) saying goes, to each, his/her own apple.



What? you're a freak warm apples = mealy & mushy



maybe it depends on the type of apple. red delicious are the worst - they are almost always mealy. blech. Pink lady are good and jonagold, as well as fuji, and those never get mealy in the fridge. Neither do yellow delicious. hm.
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I was just going to say that for me, it depends on the apple. Braeburns go in the fridge, as they do get mealy when warm (cold apples = mushy...Brandon's just lost his head ) But, Granny Smiths just sit on the table usually.



It probably depends on what I plan to use them for as well. If I'm going to make a salad, then I want them extra crispy. If they're going into pie/applesauces, etc. then I don't mind if they're soft.



Mmmm...apples.

<<goes to check the fridge.

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Maybe that's why our refigerated apples are never mushy^^^ We always get Granny Smith and they're always tart and crisp I'm not going anywhere near mushy fruit-bleah!
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I had never heard of storing apples in the fridge.



But sometimes, if I feel like it, I'll put an apple that I'm going to eat in the fridge some time beforehand, so that it's nice and cold.
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Once again, you people are insane.



I resemble that remark.



I always always always refrigerate my apples. They go bad if I don't.

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What? you're a freak warm apples = mealy & mushy



maybe it depends on the type of apple. red delicious are the worst - they are almost always mealy. blech. Pink lady are good and jonagold, as well as fuji, and those never get mealy in the fridge. Neither do yellow delicious. hm.



I'm with you! My apples are fridge babies and are always crisp and yum. I buy fujis, galas, pink lady, braeburns...

I also don't buy crap apples like red delicious.

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I don't like red delicious either.
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#1 Spartan/Mac

#2 Royal gala

#3 Pink lady or Granny Smith

Golden delicous are good too sometimes...
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And, every now and then a red 'candy' apple, like the ones you can get from the fair.



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#1 Braeburn, all the way!

#2 Fuji

#3 Gala

#4 Macintosh

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Eating:

1. Pink Lady

2. Fuji



Baking:

1. Honey Crisp

2. Rome

3. Winesap



Applesauce:

1. Gala
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I've never understood the a-peel of Red Delicious.



I usually put them in the pantry and eat them room temp. I am not the apple eater I once was, though... I was an apple picker for awhile, and ate so many that I'm still kind of burnt out on them.
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The appeal of red delicious is that they are big, red, and cheap.
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