October 16, 2006

Can anybody guess what this is? Baby Apples

We went Apple Picking near Princeton,NJ over the weekend. A bit late as most of the yummy apples were already finished but even then, a day at the orchards and farm stand was fun. You pick and taste and eat and pay for what you take home.
Baby Apples
Baby Empire Apples.. They taste like gooseberries and even have seeds in them. I wouldn't have guessed them if I ahdn't seen and tasted it.But it was interesting to see the range of guessing.Thanks to all who played.
Wine Sap
This is what the babies want to grow up to be. Wine Sap Apples

Empire Apples.A little sweet and a little tart.I learn about the different kinds every year and then forget it slowly.
Golden Delicious
Golden Delicious..but small ones as the season is almost over.
Granny Smith
Granny Smith
Granny Smith Apples.

A bagful of colors.

Apples being dipped in caramel and then M n Ms or nuts.

Candy apples laid out to dry, before being packed.

We like it raw, ripe and tart
we like it baked or cooked
Just one of the colors now in the cart
Though its much bigger when its picked.

34 comments:

maneka nirmal said...
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maneka nirmal said...

heyyyyy...it is elderberries( Sambucus callicarpa)did u grow them shaheen??

Priya Bhaskaran said...

No idea shaheen:(

indosungod said...

Shaheen, no clue but they sure look gorgeous

Shankari said...

Elderberries is my guess

gattina said...

cranberries?

Trupti said...

Pomegranates? Maybe.....I ahve no idea.

Cheers,Trupti

Foodie's Hope said...

NO CLUE , NO WAY, JOSE`!!!!

Anonymous said...

Are those Rose hips?

Radhika said...

Pomegranates, i guess

archana said...
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archana said...

I first thought of it as rose hips, then after reading through and through your cute little poem, and plainly staring at the photo for the past couple of minutes, now i get a feeling that these are cherries photographed while they are too young. I can be quite incredibly wrong. But for today i scream...
CHERRIES !!!!!!!!

rp said...

I have no idea! After seeing maneka's answer "elderberries", I googled for it and thought it was right. Looks beautiful though.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Ash Berries????

Nabeela said...

cranberries? elderberries?

Nabeela said...

NO NO NO!! Ignore my first answer!They are plums!!

Nabeela said...

ummm...ignore all my previous answers...are these ash berries?(thanks priya balakrishna for giving the tip) ;)

Shaheen said...

I don't blame u guys at all. If I hadn't seen it, I would have guessed similarly. Yes, it does LOOK like ash berries(wow)and baby plums and elderberries, but hmm, no its not a berry. thats the biggest clue.Tune in tomo morning for the answer. Why don't u all sleep on it.

Annita said...

My husband says its coffee..And I second it..:))

maneka nirmal said...

shaheen....i got it...it is small apples....send me a basket if i am right!!

Anonymous said...

shaen,
u'll hav 2 send a basketful now to...... send me also. i didn't comment as i was havin inside knowledge. ur poem was gud;)
as u hav picked quite a lot hopefully all ur next blogs will be related to it.
lov
ki

seema said...

heyyyy have been away from blogs for sometime due to hectic schedule..but caught up with mah fav eatery pages..yours n Foodie Hope's (Cant comment on her blog ..some prob with mah browser with the word verification bit..)Both yr pages they just get me droolin each time !!

well n on this picture...a gorgeous beauty...tempting n inviting...waiting for the curtains to be pulled offfff....are the answers being hosted todayy...just wannaa call it by the rite name ..hehee!!!

Seema said...

hi there...have been away from blogs for sometime due to hectic schedule..but caught up with mah fav eatery pages..yours n Foodie Hope's (Cant comment on her blog ..some prob with mah browser with the word verification bit..)Both yr pages they just get me droolin each time !!

well n on this picture...a gorgeous beauty...tempting n inviting...waiting for the curtains to be pulled offfff....are the answers being hosted todayy...just wannaa call it by the rite name ..hehee!!!

Krithika said...

Lovely lovely lovely !! never seen baby apples. Thanks for sharing

Jayashree said...

I would have never guessed apples....

Brilynn said...

Those caramel apples look so tempting!

rp said...

Wow! I thought all apples are green when they are small! Nice pictures shaheen.

Archana! :D ;)

gattina said...

Shaheen,
this game is so much fun!
The empire apple already so red when they're baby!

maneka nirmal said...

I haven’t received my basket yet!!!!

Shaheen said...

Maneka:U are rightand ur basket would be on its way if I had ur address.:)
great going.. how did u guess it?

Archana:Let RP have her day of smiling, but it was great having u all comment in.Thanks a lot.

Who wants to do the next one?

Ki:Inside knowledge not to be counted, I was still expecting u to write in.Yeah, I am thinking of what to do with it. meanwhile chomping on it.

Linda said...

Almost time for some apple pie -- those empires look great :)

Karina said...

What beautiful colors. And all those apples! Fall is gorgeous on the East coast.

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Shaheen..nice pictures..you presented apples in very attractive manner..ofcourse they are so sweet too..i like apples and we eat daily one, all of our members.Thanks for sharing

Shaheen said...

yeah Linda: I am looking for a good apple pie recipe.

Karina: u are right, fall is magnificient on the east coast.. its like the last display before the winter.

Meena:glad u liked it..