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I have a very good crop of katy and scrumptious apples this year. I was wondering what the good folk here do with regards to storing them? In the past i've never had sufficient quality to need to store them but i'm looking at around 80 to 100 apples (compared with 5 last year!) so would welcome any suggestions.
I know that you can cook Katy apples. I don't know about Scrumptious. I tend to make a lot of apple puree that I then freeze. You can use it in pies, cakes etc.
I wrap my apples in newspaper and store them in cardboard boxes in the garage.
Are these 'keeping' apples, because early apples are usually better eaten and not stored? For example Worcester and Beauty of Bath are for immediate eating.
Check the varieties. If you want to preserve early apples freezing, bottling, etc are best rather than wrapping them up and putting in boxes. I don't know the varieties personally!
Thank you all! Both are early apples so may not store well but i'm keen to give it a go. Will try a mixture of newspapers and freezing and see how they take.