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Apples are Peaking: Choose the Best Preservation Method

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Did you know that once an apple tree begins to bear fruit, it will do so for a century? Today, there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States. Fall weather brings the best fresh apples in bushels.

How can I preserve these apples while they are peaking, you ask? Preserved apple products can add lots of variety to the menu. Apples can be dried, made into applesauce or apple butter, or even made into a delicious apple pear jam. Apples do not make the highest quality canned or frozen slices, but they can be preserved by those methods, also.

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