Sunday, December 16, 2018

The nose knows

The stem-end of an apple with a fold or "nose" of apple in the stem well
The stem end of this Esopus Spitzenberg has a "nose" in the stem well.

If you can find it, the sturdy and elegant Esopus Spitzenberg apple makes an admirable choice in December.

Speaking of "knowing": the place-name Esopus refers to a town in New York's apple-rich Hudson Valley, also to a tributary of the Hudson River.

It is pronounced "eh-SOAP-us," not "EH-sup-us."

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