The Organic Sweet Tango Apple (Minneiska)
This apple is DELICIOUS!!!
Crispy and juicy – far from mealy or soft. The skin breaks easily beneath your chompers.
The Sweet Tango Apple was developed by the University of Minnesota in 2000 and first sold in the USA in 2009.
It is a hybrid of two apple varieties the university developed: the “honeycrisp” (aka the ‘mother’) and the Minnewashta (called the zest! – the ‘father’ or the pollinator).
Apple Porn has been moving through the US universities since the early 1800’s. Pollination (aka Apple Porn) is a thing. You may have seen the work of the famous Minnie Specklebutt, Lance Bigcore and Ashley “DD” Seeds.
In the State of Utah the apple porn industry has been laying very low. Most apples stickers are removed from the apples before being served to the children for fear that they might actually inspire curiosity in this crazy sexual pollinating process.
Today there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States. A whopping 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world. THAT’S A LOTTA PORN if you asked me. Even still, the varieties have DIMINISHED according to Gizmodo. Matt Novak reports, “North America used to have much more diverse assortment of apples. In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 14,000 different varieties of apples were grown here in the 19th century.”
The decline in apple varieties has everything to do with the rise of the fast food industry and not surprisingly obesity has followed the same trend.
Today an average American citizen consumes 65 apples a year! 100 years ago it was at least “an apple a day (to keep the doctor away”).
That Welsh proverb stems from the benefits of eating caraway seeds and the apple was a way to eat the seeds! So eat the ENTIRE APPLE and the seeds and heck, you might never visit the doctor again. Note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR…OBVIOUSLY.
Make sure you visit the produce section of your grocery store chain. Grab one of these beauties and start the “apple a day” challenge! Fall is the perfect time to do it too… it’s the SEASON!
THAT’S NOT TRUE
Okay, okay…okay! You are right. I made some of these things up! Everything in red italics I pulled out of my funny bone.
I’m practicing my writing skills, imagination and entertaining Randy.
See, I pack him a lunch every day and write him notes and sometimes letters (like this one) to inspire him to eat the healthy item FIRST. Hopefully it will work.
Did it entertain you even for a minute? Are you going to check out this apple next time you are at the grocery? How about trying to eat more – did it inspire you to realize you need to eat more AND the seeds!?!
Happy Monday! Happy Fall! Happy October! Welcome to a glimpse of how Randy and I keep the love alive between us. We’ll be celebrating our 13th anniversary this year. Our marriage has endured a lot of ups and downs and in hindsight I know it was the perfect time for us to meet way way way way way back in 2005 on E-Harmony. We have helped each other through a lot. I love you honey!! xoxoxoxo