I learned something new from Dak, again, today. Apparently, there is a new type apple being grown that is worthy of praise from no less a critic than Dak. Generous soul that he is, he not only bragged about the new apple but brought one by the “office.”
It was a welcome break to learn more about a new fruit and to use the natural desert light for an outdoors picture. The Opal Apple looked big and husky, like a new kid on the block, with that kind of insouciance. Naturally, one must judge a fruit by flavor and crunch. Out came the knives.
I was very pleased with this golden variety of newcomer. It was not mushy like a Golden Delicous Apple often can be, but firm without being too resistant and had a great mouth feel. The bite reminded me of the Granny Smith, without the sharper bites of the green skin, but the taste was almost a cross between a Pippin Apple and a Pear (without the pear texture.) It was also aromatic and enjoyable. In fact, the biggest naysayer (who knows who they are) about the Opal, ended up eating most of the fruit, without eating any of their negative words. The irony was palpable.
If you are a curious eater, working on building your palette (as we like to do here at Smart Kitchen) go find yourself an Opal Apple and weigh in on the discussion.
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