|A luminous apple hangs in the mist at Gould Hill Farm.|
A swing through Western Massachusetts in October yielded further treasures.
Last year I introduced my own rating system for apples, awarding one to three stars as a way to organize reviews of more than 150 varieties.
Setting myself up as a judge in this way is perilous, but I'm satisfied with the way I have pulled it off. Web statistics for this blog suggest that the ratings are of interest to at least some visitors.
|Sweetango at last|
I also had my first taste of Crimson Gold. It will certainly not be my last if fortune is kind.
Other stellar varieties that I sampled for the first time included Grimes Golden, Tolman Sweet, and the Claygate Pearmain.
A California orchardist gave my first taste of a really good King David. What a fine apple.
And these glossy dark Arkansas Blacks will always say November to me.
Just a month until the 2013 apple harvest—less, really!