Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Aomori
Aomori is known for its apples, so it was only fitting that first thing on our agenda for the day was apple picking at Maruzen Kawamura Ringo-en apple orchard where for $3.00 we could pick and keep three apples.
I found a very informative site about Aomori apples here.
These tarp are placed below the trees to reflect sunlight to the bottom of the apples so that they ripen evenly.
We were taught how to look for good apples as well as the proper way to pick them so as not to harm the plant for future apple growth.
After picking we could take our apples to a table to cut and taste our picks.
I loved this apple. It was delicious. Its skin was very dark red.
The taste reminded me of a sweet pineapple! According to fellow tour member Sandy, who (unlike moi) pays attention when being taught, it is a Red Gold variety.
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