Broken Apple

10-24-2016-appletater1I’m one of those folks who believes that apples help keep potatoes from sprouting too quickly. The other day I opened my potato bin to get out some potatoes and was a bit surprised when I saw that the apple had burst open. I picked it up expecting it to be mushy or soft, but it was firmer than a fresh apple and had dried out in the open wound.10-24-2016-appletater2I don’t know what variety it was. We’d bought the apples at a small grocery store and didn’t keep the bag.
I tossed out the broken apple and put a new apple in the bin. I hope it doesn’t burst open too.

10-24-2016-appletater3Over the years, I’ve kept different varieties of apples with my potatoes. They last a long time, after a few weeks I toss them next to the woods for whatever critter may want them. This strange apple bursting open is a first for me. I can’t figure out what happened to it. I think it’s just so odd. :/

I hope your day is a good one.


12 thoughts on “Broken Apple

    • You’re Welcome Sbts
      It usually works pretty good. This is just an odd fluke. The new apple is doing fine do far.
      I figure the birds or whatever critter took the apple appreciated the sweet lunch. 🙂


  1. I like old-time tips like this. It’s really strange how the apple broke apart. I wonder if the potatoes gave off carbon dioxide or some other gas that somehow affected the apple.

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    • Thanks Sheryl
      Old time helpful hints and things are why I enjoy your blog so much. 🙂
      I try to stick with the old-timey tips that work. This is just one of those odd flukes that happened. You may be on to something about the gases that may have caused the broken apple. So far the new apple has remained healthy looking. 🙂


    • Thanks Renee
      It’s great to see you again. I’m so happy for how your books are doing.
      The broken apple is truly odd thing and a mystery. The gas thing may be it.
      Happy Halloween to you too, my friend. 🙂


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