“Fuji” is one of the most popular kinds of apples, harvested in early to mid-November, with the largest production yield in Japan. It features a sweet and crisp texture. The variety called “Sun Fuji,” cultivated without bagging, is known for a characteristic called “watercore.” (Apples directly exposed to the sun’s heat and light as they mature on the tree are more apt to develop watercore than shaded apples.) Click here for bagged and un-bagged cultivation. In the US, watercore is considered to be a disorder of apples. Watercore appears as yellowish glassiness of the fruit flesh around the core of the apple. It is called “Mitsu” or honey in Japanese… Read More »
We have introduced to you the process of applying seals on the surface of apples in the previous article. Now we’ll show you how the apples change color and the designed apples complete the process. Just after seals are applied ⇒ 3 days later ⇒ 10 days later You can see the gradual change of colors. The outline becomes faint in the “10 days later” photo, blending with the skin color. As with the normal cultivation of apples, the process of rotating apples and spreading a sun-reflection sheet on the ground are done in order to get enough sunlight for even coloring. Since the “Stark Jumbo” variety, the picture on… Read More »
Let us introduce you to a stylish dessert for adults using wine. It’s simply “Cooked Apple with Red Wine.” Ingredients, 2 servings 1 apple 2 thin slices of lemon A little cinnamon powder 100ml red wine 100ml water 40g sugar Procedure 1. Cut the apple into eight wedges. Remove and discard the core and peel. 2. Heat wine, water and sugar in a pan. Add the apple and put the lemon slices on top. Place a paper lid on top and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the apple becomes transparent. 3. When the apple turns the color of the wine, remove from heat. Let it stand… Read More »
“Mojie Ringo” is a harvested apple with artistically printed letters and designs on the skin Here is the report from our visit to one of the producers to observe the process of “Mojie Ringo” apples. The apples that are bagged during cultivation are used for “Mojie Ringo.” Bagging apples enables farmers to block direct sunlight. Exposing the fruit to sunlight after a certain time immediately encourages them to produce anthocyanin, a component that turns the skin red. Areas covered with a seal will be left non-red, so letters and designs will appear clearly on the skin. For information on the coloring of apples, click here.… Read More »
1/4 tsp SaltThis time we’d like to introduce you to the recipe for Apple Scones. You may often hear about scones of chocolate, cranberries, or raisins, but here we encourage you to make them with apples! Ingredients 1 Apple 30g Butter 300g Cake flour 1 Egg 1 tbs Baking powder 50cc Plain (unsweetened) yogurt 1/4 tsp Salt 50cc Milk 40g Granulated sugar 20g Raisins Preparation A. Place a baking sheet onto a baking pan. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. B. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar. C. Wash the apple and quarter it into thin slices. (In the shape of… Read More »
The comic version of“We are the apple specialists”」is complete. University, is now presented as a comic. The remarkable first edition features Masashi Osanai, an apple grower. →Read the comic The comic version allows us to convey Masashi Osanai’s passion to apples easier and to reach anyone with an accessible form. Please take a look. We are working on the second volume. Please look forward to it! Apple University is a virtual university where you can learn many things about apples in a fun way. ⇒ Click here to go to the site.
“Apples and Music” by Horacio, a music writer ~ All about apples ~ Horacio, a music writer, talks about apples enthusiastically, but in a relaxed manner. The curious second article is titled “Enhance Flavor by Mixture” One time there was an issue in the news about what to call children born between a Japanese and foreign national. We had never answered, and those children in question also have different opinions about how they want to be called. When the word, “Konketsu”, mixed blood, changed to “haafu” (half), there was a warm discussion. Read more… 【Horacio】 A music writer who loves Polish Jazz, from Osaka, now lives in Aomori. … Read More »
Here we introduce to you a Polish apple cake, Szarlotka. 【Ingredients 】Makes one square pan of cake ＜Dough/crust＞ 300g flour 250g butter 5 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg A dash of vanilla essence ＜Filling＞ 1.5kg (about 8) apples 2 tablespoons sugar Cinnamon powder, to taste Powdered sugar to garnish 【Instructions】 ①Make the dough. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, and vanilla in a bowl. When the dough is combined, flatten a little and refrigerate. ②Cook the apples. Peel and core the apples and slice into long, thin pieces. Mix with 2 tablespoons of sugar and put them in a pan. Cook, depending on your… Read More »
“Apples and Music” by Horacio, a music writer ~ All about apples ~ The new section has begun. “Apples and Music” by Horacio, a music writer~ All about apples ~ Horacio, a music writer, talks about apples enthusiastically, but in a relaxed manner. The curious first article is titled “Excitement about the gap between the appearance and flavor of yellow apples.” “Looks” are important for most things, including food. Do you remember that once a book titled, “People Are Judged 90% by Appearance”, became a best seller? A delicious-looking food tastes really good. A gentle-looking man was found to be, as expected, really kind. Learning value only by appearance gives… Read More »
We, Apple University, have renewed the blog page as follows: We are going to transmit information as energetically as possible. You are invited to see the past issues by clicking the banner below. The Apple University website will share all kinds of information in various types of content just as we’ve done so far. We’ll strive to make the homepage content fruitful as well as the blog. Apple University is a virtual university where you can learn many things about apples in a fun way. ⇒ Click here to go to the site.