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I was out on a couple of back roads yesterday and drove past a few nice apple tree's so I helped myself to around 40kg of nice crisp mildly sweet apples.
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Any thoughts on what we should do with them?

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Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:36 pm
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Post Re: Roadside Apples
Are the black bits blemishes or codling moth holes? I wouldn't suggest keeping them as eaters unless you're really patient! It may take a while to cut out all the bad bits!

Make a whole bunch of apple pies. That would be awesome. And apple sauce, freeze it, and have it with your piggies when they're ready! Maybe apple jelly too? Cook them up with a bunch of sugar, hang the pulp in a jelly bag for a couple of days to get the liquid out, boil it again for a while skimming the scum off the top, and maybe a bit of pectin.


Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:23 pm
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Black stuff is just blemishes so all good on that front :)

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Ever heard of the saying "you are what you eat"? This is literally true for pigs because pork produced from pigs fed on barely, milk and corn will taste of barley, milk and corn.
and fruit.
piggies fed on apples..........

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Interesting I might go grab a few bags of acorns for the piggies :)

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Wow!!!! Where are there acorns????(is it a secret?) The pigs will go crazy for acorns- a Berkshire's native food- I am sure they are genetically attuned to this from centuries of forest foraging.
Excellent find!

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Acorns all over Canberra and there for the taking. I dont think too many people will mind someone raking them up and taking them away for them ;-)

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I have 2 trees right next to my paddocks and the guests love feeding them and so do my kids to our horses. I also have old apple trees in my paddocks the horses looove these......


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I helped Dad press about 60 kg of roadside fruit (looked and tasted like granny smith) today along with about 20-odd kilos of Yarlington Mill apples from a tree in the backyard. He's doing a 22 litre brew of a 1/3 yarlington mill, 2/3 roadside juice, and I'm doing a 5 litre straight yarlington mill brew to see what it tastes like.

I'll post up some pictures of the process in a new thread when I can be bothered...


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Got another box the same size of something similar to Gala x Red Delicious they are nice and sweet so bit of cinnamon and preserve them in fowlers jars.

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