Sensational Fruit This Year Finally?
Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:01 PM
This has been going on for many years now.
But this summer I've noticed already that just about everything seems to be sensational - perfect, ripe, and sweet.
In fact, this summer so far I have even had three (count 'em, three) extremely good canteloupes! I believe we have (or had) a thread somewhere here about how canteloupes smell sweet when you're picking them, but tast like gasoline when you cut into them.
Has anybody else noticed what a great year for fruit this is?
Woman (noticing a large bowl of cut fruit): How much is the fruit salad?
Counterman: Three-ninety-eight a pound.
Woman (incredulous, and loud): THREE-NINETY EIGHT A POUND ????
Counterman: Whos going to sit and cut fruit all day, lady YOU?
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:22 AM
I can't say I've had as good luck with much of the "summer" fruit I've purchased - that is, fruit which generally ripens at this time of year in the northern hemisphere.
I've had a couple of good peaches from Georgia purchased at a farm stand in Delaware (and good tomatoes, too!), but the peaches I've bought in NYC (also from GA and CA) have been lousy. Cherries have been kind of blah. Local strawberries are okay, if a little watery from all the rain - when I was in Florida in April, I bought some farm stand local strawberries there that were the best I've had in years.
Obviously, two of the biggest factors affecting the quality of the fruit you or I may buy are the weather and the ability to actually pick good fruit - which, imo, is much easier to do when dealing with local product.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:28 PM
-overheard from a 105 year old man
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:53 AM
I also had some really good melon and apricots. Strawberries, cherries, blueberries definitely not so good. Second year in a row I will not be able to give brandied or candied cherries as a gift.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:06 PM
Yep, this year for the first time in a while now the fruit has not only been good (here in Oklahoma) but reasonable in price. Most of the time you could one or the other, but not both.
I'll agree with this. Corn on the cob has been excellent, as well.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:58 PM