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April 16th, 2024

What Makes an Apple Taste Perfect? Apple Influencer, Brian Frange, Ranks His Yums and Yucks

  1. What Makes an Apple Taste Perfect? Apple Influencer, Brian Frange, Ranks His Yums and Yucks Rev. Yugen Bond 22:19

Transform how you look at every apple you bite into. Brian Frange, world-renowned apple expert, and founder of AppleRankings.com, a witty take on which apples kick butt and which should kick the bucket, explores the unexpected science of apple seeds, the art of apple cloning, and insider tips on choosing the best apples for every season.

Brian shares intriguing insights into the apple’s journey:

  • Contrary to popular belief, the first apples originated not in America, but in Kazakhstan.
  • A surprising genetic twist: planting a seed from your favorite Honeycrisp apple won’t produce a Honeycrisp tree. Each seed spawns a unique variety.
  • Discover the unpredictable nature of apple pollination, where bees play a key role in creating diverse apple characteristics with each pollination event.
  • Learn about the traditional technique of grafting, which ensures that popular varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp remain consistent across generations.

Key Themes:

  1. History of Apples: Unpacking the origins of apples and their journey to becoming a staple in American culture.
  2. Apple Genetics: Exploring how apple seeds produce new and unique varieties, challenging common gardening assumptions.
  3. Grafting Techniques: The science of cloning apple trees to maintain specific apple varieties.
  4. Seasonal and Regional Varieties: The importance of seasonality in apple consumption and the implications for taste and quality.
  5. Apple Ranking and Reviewing: Brian’s methodical approach to ranking apples on his website using a 100-point scale.

Key Timestamps:

  • [2:00] Introduction to Brian Frangie and AppleRankings.com
  • [6:15] The true origin of apples and their cultural significance
  • [14:50] The genetic lottery of apple seeds and what it means for planting
  • [23:30] How grafting ensures the consistency of apple varieties
  • [34:10] The best practices for selecting and consuming apples based on seasonal availability
  • [45:20] The ranking process on AppleRankings.com and the story behind the Frangie 100 scale
  • [55:35] Discussion on mindfulness in apple tasting and consumption

Connect with Brian: AppleRankings.com | https://brianfrange.com/

ABOUT THE PODCAST: This minimalist wants more. Enough-ism is about having enough, already. The world is experiencing an awakening. This podcast about mindfulness, meditation, and minimalism is your modern toolkit to keep your spirit right and your soul bright. One candle can light a fire.  

ABOUT THE HOST: Rev. Yugen Bond, producer and host of the Enough-ism Podcast, has two decades of experience as a health journalist, editor, content director, and professor. She once despised meditation, had both too much and nothing to wear, and didn’t know how to slow down her thoughts. What a journey it’s been. Time to share it with the world, especially with you.   

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Rev. Yugen Bond Producer and Host, Enough-ism Podcast

Rev. Yugen Bond, retired material girl, reiki healer, and producer and host of the Enough-ism Podcast, has a master's in metaphysical sciences and is the author of "Enough-ism: This Minimalist Wants More."

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