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Mike Jay
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It's time to thin out the apples on my trees. I will likely have several hundred to a thousand very small apples when I'm done (marble sized). Is there a food use for them like pickled baby apples ? Or are they destined for the compost pile? I don't have animals or a worm bin to put them in...

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Verjuice is a highly acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes, crab-apples or other sour fruit.

If you have a press. You can still add the pulp to the compost pile.

edit: Ooh, not apple related but check out the awesome grape trellis from 1474 shown in the wikipedia article linked above:

Picking green grapes for making verjuice. Tacuinum Sanitatis (1474). Paris Bibliothèque nationale.

 
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Thanks Milo! I don't have a press yet I'm kind of thinking they are so under-ripe that they may not even have juice in them. I'll try to squish one and see what happens...
 
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