The Kishu tangerine is a seedless, easy to peel variety. Measuring about two inches in diameter, the skin is very loose and the flesh is bright orange with a mild, sweet flavor.
Monterrey pears are a large variety from northern Mexico, botanically a cultivar of Pyrus pyrifolia. The Asian pear hybrid was selected from the tree of a popular southern Texas variety. Monterrey pears are a cross of European pear and a Japanese pear.
Hardy Cumberland Apples
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Hardy Cumberland apples are a medium to large apple variety with a bright red coloring over a greenish yellow background. The inner white flesh is crisp and juicy with a moderately low acid level. It is a variety suitable for cooking, baking, juicing or making cider.
Hardy Cumberland apples are available in the fall.
The Hardy Cumberland apple is an heirloom variety of Malus domestica that is known for its late ripening. It is an old cultivar native to Pennsylvania that has a history dating back to at least the early 1900s. These Hardy Cumberlands are grown by See Canyon Apple Orchards in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Apples of all sorts are very healthy additions to the diet. They contain important nutrients such as Vitamin C. The soluble fiber in apples—called pectin—protects arteries against cholesterol buildup. Apple also contain insoluble fiber, which helps keep the digestive system working properly.
This apple is an excellent all-purpose fruit, good for both fresh eating and for baking. Hardy Cumberlands are good storage apples as well. Choose apples that are firm and have been kept cold in storage. They will last long kept in the refrigerator, since they ripen quickly at room temperature.
Apples of all varieties are a visible and popular fruit in the United States. Although they are commonly eaten by people of all ages, they are especially popular among kids. A recent study found that whole apples make up almost 19 percent of the fruit eaten by young people age 2 to 19.
This apple is a modern variety, developed at the University of Tennessee for its hardiness and tolerance of varying early and late season temperatures in southern climates.