Wow! The response for the final bags of Gold Rush has been overwhelming, and they've all been claimed at this point!
If you're a shutterbug, be sure to check out our Gold Rush Photo Contest here. You can take silly, awesome, or just plain fantastic shots of your Gold Rush goodies, submit your best shot and possibly win some pretty awesome prizes! The deadline to enter is fast approaching, so don't delay!
Gold Rush apples are the last apple variety of the year. They start out rather tart, but sweeten significantly in storage. The flavor is what we like to call 'sugary-tart'. They are very firm and do not brown very quickly when cut. They are good 'keepers', staying firm and delicious, if stored properly, for several months! Many folks who got them in 2011 were still enjoying them in February, March, and even April! They are excellent for out-of-hand eating, and also make prize-winning pies, delicious apple crisps, and wonderful applesauce. These apples are your ticket to getting through some of the winter months without having to resort to less-than-satisfactory grocery store apples. Gold Rush come packaged in a heavy-duty 20 lb. bag for $35 (that's a bit of a discount from our regular $2 a pound price). There are roughly 40 to 50 apples in each bag (talk with some other Gold Rush fans...you'll go through one bag of Gold Rush in no time at all!).
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS: Keep your Gold Rush apples as cold as possible, without freezing. The fruit drawer in your fridge would work well. We've also kept them in an unheated (but not freezing!) garage. Some folks keep them in their basements and unheated foyers. Whatever you do - the colder you can keep them, the longer they will stay in good condition. The strong bag they come packaged in is a great way to store them in order to keep in the humidity and help prevent dehydration. (Once your heavy-duty bag is empty, please find some new uses for it!) Your Gold Rush apples may shrivel a bit over several months of storage, but no worries! They'll still be amazingly firm inside and will taste fantastic.
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