I remember helping my grandfather picked apples from the trees and carefully wrapped them in newspaper, laying each carefully in the trays to keep the apples safe and cool (and in the dark) over winter.
If one apple did go bad it would, unseen, affect potentially the whole tray. Luckily it took a long time to rot and contaminate the batch.
Now everything is different, we don’t have apple trees in the garden any more. I tend to eat more soft fruits ...Continue Reading →