In Season: Apples ripe for the sweet or savory – or solo

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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:00 am

I've devoured two bags of Gala apples in the past two weeks — sweet, tart and crisp, apples are at their best this time of year. Apples come in thousands of varieties and a wide range of colors, including red, yellow, green and all those colors mixed together. I like apples eaten cold out of the crisper and choose varieties that are extra sweet and crunchy.

Near Omaha, you can pick your own apples at Vala's Pumpkin Patch, in Gretna, and Trees, Shrubs and More, in Bellevue. Ditmars Orchard, just east of Council Bluffs, is also open.

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