Road Kill Apple Sauce

About: the first test batch


Along Puget Drive there is an apple tree falling apples on the road.  Ira has a pear tree.   Pears and apples makes a great sauce.  

Now a bigger batch coming ....









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Most of the apples were infected with a pest.  It was a lot of work to cut out only the good parts.  Nevertheless i got several jars of roadkill applesauce.


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Tags

  1. renton food exchange
  2. food
  3. apples
  4. pears
  5. roadkill apple sauce
  6. canning
  7. roadkill

Comments


Seth says


canning wisdom

Mark de LA says
I live not too far from some peach & apple growers. Around 15 minutes away.  They do their best not to use some pesticide & stage it so that the trees are at the right stage of growth (pre flowering) before spraying.  They say that apples are the most hybridized of all the food plants. They say that it is almost impossible to grow apples without some kind of spraying.  I got a huge bag of very nice apples from them for $5. They taste nice.  I prefer my apples before they look like the ones in your picture. Maybe in your area, known for apples they have different results & do not spray.  Good luck with that.
On another hand my tomatoes now have what I call boggins (after the movie Epic)


Seth says

Yeah these apples were not destined for human consumption ... kind of just a joke that i rescued them and made some very acceptable apple sauce.   Nobody is caring for this apple tree ... it is beside a major street in probably a wetland area.  But it does tell me how much of a problem it is going to be to grow fruits like this with no pesticides.  Some people here have taken to putting stockings on each fruit to keep the pests off.  Personally i don't think that is the solution. 

... but as i plan to plant some fruit trees, will a good bio-dynamic solution please emerge?

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