The Apple Isle: Apples

Launceston Harvest Market
Visiting a different country is a great opportunity to check out their apples though I was fairly sure that early Spring meant apples wouldn’t be in season in Tasmania as New Zealand has a main apple season from Feb to May.  Tasmania sits about the same latitude as Cheviot in Canterbury (north of Christchurch) so I was assumed the apple season would be similar to ours.  Not so, I was a little puzzled to find plenty of apples that had long since disappeared from our supermarkets for the season – Golden Delicious were plentiful and felt very firm, until I found a brochure that shows the apple season in Tasmania is later and longer.

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The Apple Isle

Somewhere over the Tasman Sea
I have just returned from a fun but exhausting 10 day holiday in The Apple Isle (Tasmania).  The idea of the trip was raised by my sister-in-law as she & I both celebrate a significant birthday this year and we’re both a little nuts about food.  Tasmania is well-known for its food and it wasn’t until after we’d organised the holiday that i realised it is also known for apples.  Sounded like a great holiday destination to me. Continue reading