What's the best way to store apples for the long term? I've got a serious honeycrisp apple addiction going and I want to keep eating them when they're out of season. Supposedly they keep for 3-4 months in the fridge. Is this true? Can I freeze apples and thaw them later? Will freezing destroy the texture or flavor?
Can drinking Naked Juice replace eating fruit? [more inside]
Safeway: regular brands and house brands out the wazoo. It says organic, but is it? [more inside]
My friend found this strange fruit somewhere in or around Oaxaca, Mexico. What is it?
What is this fruit? It looks like a kumquat, orange, sort of soft outside skin. Inside it has red gooey seeds, like a passionfruit. It is not sweet smelling, nor does it taste very good. [more inside]
Fig Filter: Is it too late to buy or acquire 10-20 pounds of fresh figs in or near Austin? [more inside]
Help me identify a peach! I work for an orchard. We planted what we were sold as doughnut peach trees but they're not bearing doughnut peaches; they're bearing mystery peaches. [more inside]
Get rid of fruit flies. [more inside]
This question is for chronic hand-washers that use soap. Why is it not alright to wash your hands with just water before a meal, but it's perfectly kosher to just rinse a piece of fruit off under the faucet before consumption? [more inside]
Where can I find miracle fruit in Chicago?
How do you dehydrate/prepare to dehydrate fresh papaya? [more inside]
Do you have any weird food facts/jokes for a Canadian farmers market? [more inside]
Is there an easy way that I can find out what fruits and veggies are in-season in a country before I even arrive there? [more inside]
I just got a juicer. Now what should I put in it? [more inside]
Where can I find a fresh durian in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Who do I turn to for help with my fruit trees? Should I go talk to someone at a garden center or do I need some kind of tree expert? Any recommendations for garden centers knowledgeable about fruit trees in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
Where can I find the best and freshest cherimoyas in New York City (better yet, Manhattan)? And when are they in season here? [more inside]
What flowers will be blooming in Kauai in March? [more inside]
What is this fruit tree in my back yard? [more inside]
My family loves fruit-filled breakfast/snack bars. How can I make my own? [more inside]
I just bought a package of red currants at the grocery store. Help me figure out what to do with them! [more inside]
What can I do with all of this dried fruit? [more inside]
I really love fresh pomegranates. Unfortunately, their short season ends soon. Is there any way to freeze them for later enjoyment? Or anywhere to get them while they're out of season? [more inside]
I'm going to a fruit-themed party next week and want to impress. Can you recommend me some awesome tricks with fruit not unlike this one? Bonus points for those involving apples, but all are welcome.
I'm looking for phrases, sayings, anything that incorporates a fruit. For example: "Apple of my eye" or "Cherry on top." Thanks!
Strange question of the day: When at a bar, and one orders a drink that comes with a wedge of fruit, such as a lime with a gin and tonic or a Corona, how does one deal with it? I cannot find a "smooth" way to squeeze the fruit without it squirting everywhere. Should I just leave it alone , or is their some drinking decorum I am lacking? Hive mind, activate!
What is the name of this fruit snack? [more inside]
I have two fruit trees that seem to be ripening ...NOW. One is an apple tree and the other tree is a plum. I already know about making jam (which is what I'll probably do with the plums) and making apple butter/sauce. I have a few questions: [more inside]
Where can I buy passion fruit in San Francisco?
Is there anywhere that sells wholesale (or at least large quantities of) fruit in the Boston area? [more inside]
What is a good cookbook for fresh cooking? I'm looking for a cookbook that takes in-season fruits and veggies and prepares them in a way where their natural flavors come through. I don't want anything heavy like fried foods or so drenched in sugar it will make my teeth hurt. Any ideas? I was looking at How to Pick a Peach by Russ Parsons but wanted to see if there is anything else better out there before I purchased it. Thanks :)
Your favorite smoothie recipe? [more inside]
What makes the fragrance and taste of a banana change so drastically when turning from pre-ripe to spotty? [more inside]
How difficult is it to graft fruit stock onto root stock for the backyard horticulturist? [more inside]
How legal is Miraculin? [more inside]
Is fruit absolutely necessary to a wholesome, healthful vegetarian diet? [more inside]
Where can I find a recipe for making my own fruitsnacks like the generic ones you find in stores? [more inside]
Do cultures outside the UK have a concept of "scrumping"? [more inside]
What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
SpoiledFruitFilter: If one of the blueberries in the batch has grown mold, are they all tainted? [more inside]
I need some great mango recipes. [more inside]
foolproof anti-mess method of eating pomegranates? [more inside]
How do I stop pears from growing, but keep the tree intact? [more inside]
Do juices of fruits or vegetables count as part the daily recommmended intake for vegetables or juices? What is better about actually eating the fruit / vegetables?
Blending smoothies takes time and makes a mess. Is it possible to blend a big batch of smoothies, and keep it in a decent condition for days? [more inside]
Why was the inside of my dragonfruit purple? [more inside]
What can I do with a couple hundred pounds of sour oranges? [more inside]
Does a vodka fruit infusion ferment? Is the resulting drink more alcoholic than the base distilled spirit? [more inside]