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Apples and Pears might be Cockney rhyming slang for stairs but here they are the real edible things and what a good crop this year, so much better than 2019 when I only put a couple of bags of apple slices in the freezer.
The apples are good old Bramleys, they are being peeled, cored, sliced into a bowl of salt water - which keeps them white without giving a salty taste and then bagged for the freezer.
The pears are a problem. From experience I know they go slimy when frozen. They are also a bit tasteless. Rock hard off the tree and often going brown in the middle before actually getting soft enough to eat. No good leaving them on the tree to ripen either.............they fall off too easily. So I've been cooking up a few at a time with some lemon juice in the water so they don't go brown. They are edible like that so not going to waste but given a choice I'd rather eat almost any other fruit!
The other pear tree has pears of Conference shape but I don't think they are Conference they don't freeze well either and yet at the smallholding my definitely Conference were fine frozen. They are a bit later so still hanging on the tree.