I ate 62 apples last month, 23 different identifiable varieties and 2 apples I could not place.
They were great.
|October is apple month|
October (and September) is prime time for Macoun. I took full advantage last month, eating 13 of these wonderful fruits while they were fresh and at peak.
But I also love variety and ate 49 other apples in October. The full list is at the end of this report.
Sixty-two apples is 16 more than I ate in September, when I had only 10 Macouns.
In October I ate apples every day, at least 2 apples most days and sometimes as many as 4.
A pie chart (see what I did there?) might seem to be especially called for to display these data.
However my fall apple diet is so eclectic that the chart is mostly a lot of skinny slices.
Eating October: 23 varieties
Hover over any slice for variety name and number.
There are so many great choices during the harvest! Nonetheless Macoun and Golden Russet, my 2 most-munched choices for the month, together comprise about a third of all my October apples.
The others include some of my favorite varieties that I seek every year but do not always find. Still I missed Ashmead's Kernel this fall, and a few others.
My last apple of October, a Claygate, was number 347 since the start of the year. It was a little past prime by Halloween. My first apple of November was Thoreau's favorite, Blue Pearmain.
Party on, everyone! The harvest may be done but the eating never stops.
Eating October: 62 apples
different unidentified apples.