I got my first apples of the season this weekend, and I've been eating several a day since.
Apples were okay when I was a kid, but now they're incredibly superb. They're the taste of summer in a bite, but fresher and crispier.
Is it different apples?
Or is it that these are pretty fresh from an orchard?
Or have my taste buds changed?
The apples I grew up with were the red delicious, mostly, and we ate them all year long. The ones I got this week are zestar, and they're early season apples. Honeycrisps should come in soon, but they aren't ready yet.
So these are different (quite a bit smaller, the zestars, and not waxed or all red) and haven't travelled very far. Their skin isn't as thick, maybe?
I got a three pound bag on Wednesday morning, and the next farmers' market is Saturday, when they might have honeycrisps!