The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings: sacramentoconnect.com.
• Natomas’ Bill Bird, author of Sacramento Vegetable Gardening, salutes “the best darn apple in the world” — the Honeycrisp:
“This variety may be causing the biggest buzz since Fuji apples first hit the marketplace. Apple lovers are writing flowery prose about this variety. Enter the search term ‘Honeycrisp Apple’ on Twitter and you will find year after year of tributes from thousands of apple enthusiasts all over the United States. At farmers markets in the Midwest and the East Coast, where Red Delicious and other apple varieties sell for a buck a pound — the Honeycrisp Apple commands a price of five bucks per pound.
“Worse yet, the variety is so new to the apple world that not many acres have been planted. In fact, according to the comprehensive resource about apples and apple orchards, Orange Pippen, there are no groves of Honeycrisp apples to be found anywhere in California. At most you will find a single tree here or there. And you just might find one of those trees hidden deep in the Bird Back 40. Count Bill Bird as thanking his lucky stars.”
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