| Sunday, October 05, 2003
|L E V A N T A R M A N Z A N A
last week of sept till the end of october is apple picking time.
after the apple picking time, leaves will change in color and the gloomy season of Fall comes in. the prevailing color will be yellow, orange, maroon and purple.
apples are all ready for picking.
apples came from the cultivated mountains of southwestern regions and central Asia, between the Caspian seas and eastward from there. the real apples are very small and more sour, until it became cultivated and transistions started to come out.
in the united states and canada, there are at least 25 varieties of apples that are being cultivated. they are being grown in large scale and kept in storage barn during winter time. apples must be good looking and could have a good appeal in the eyes of the on lookers. the texture should also have a great appeal.
the leading variety of apples in the united states, is the Golden Delicious variety, which originated from the seedling trees on a farm in Peru, Iowa about 1881. most of these varieties now are being grown and cultivated in the nortwest pacific states and british columbia.
the Mcintosh apple is the leading variety in canada, new york,and the new england states. this variety of apple orignated from a seedling tree on a pioneer farm in ontario in 1796.
other leading varieties are Rome Beauty,Golden Delicious, Jonathan, stayman,York Imperial, Winesap and now the Japanese Fuji variety.
here are some more leading varieties of apples of the united states and canda
BALDWIN, used for canning and home cooking.
MCINTOSH, used for dessert and home cooking.
ROME BEAUTY, mainly for home cooking and canning.
CORTLAND, dessert and home cooking.
NORTHERN SPY, dessert, home cooking and this apple is a late keeper.
YELLOW NEWTOWN, dessert, canning and is a late keeper.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS, dessert, home cooking and canning.
RED DELICIOUS, mainly for dessert.
YORK IMPERIAL, commercial canning.
JONATHAN, dessert and cookng.
RHODE ISLAND GREENING, commercial canning.
WINESAP, dessert,canning,cooking and later keeper.
apples have many uses, they could be eaten fresh, cooked, dried, and canned. their juices is used for drinking and for making vinegar.they could also be canned commercially as apple sauce and as sliced apples for apple pie filling or is crushed to make apple juice and apple vinegar.
HOW DO DETECT A PINOY FIRST VISIT TO AN APPLE ORCHARD?
1. may dalang camera, at nagtititili saying "dito naman, oh dito mo akong kunan maraming apples dito" or will break the branch filled with apples and hold it infront of the camera.
2. pitas ng pitas ng bunga, kakagatin, then will drop it on the ground.
3. pupunuin ang bushel and then magtatago pa sa jacket bulsa.
4. aakyat sa puno, instead of using the ladder.
5. will sit under the tree and kept on staring on all the branches that is laden with fruit.
6. before leaving the orchard, will say to her or his companions:
"oy, babalik ulit tayo next year ha?"
7. will ask his/ her friend: "halika, let us watch ang paggawa ng suka at apple pie".
8. will keep on saying before leaving the orchard:
"naku, kung nandito lang si ditse" or "naku, maloloka ako sa dami ng apple"
or "ayoko na ng mangga, mansanas na lang" "kung puwede ko lang iuwi ito sa pinas"
9. when inside the van or car will say:
"hoy, look, i kept some in my jacket and bag, hindi nakita noong nagtimbang".
10. while driving home will say:
"gagawa ako ng fruit salad".
WAS THE APPLE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN REALLY AN APPLE?
the bible simply speaks of "THE FRUIT FO THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE", without mentioning or naming any particular fruit. the "apple" probably came to be the popular symbol for the FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL" because of the magical qaulities attributed to it in many mythologies. some archeologists now believe appricots or quinces may have been the "apples" in the Garden of Eden.
remember also: "AN APPLE A DAY, WILL KEEP THE DOCTORS AWAY".
|posted by infraternam meam @ 4:11 AM