October 3, 2011

Spartan apples.

Spartan apples

A fruit of questionable parentage:

Dr. Don Fisher: ... Spartan was just one of the crosses... in this case it was supposed to be McIntosh and Newtown, but they found recently by genetic analysis that it didn't have Newtown as one of the parents, and these sort of mix-ups happen in fruit breeding.

Gillian Deacon: McIntosh is the female parent, but the pollen donor's identity remains a mystery. Named Spartan in 1936, the lucky accident proved to be a keeper.

35 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

Tasty little bastard!

chickenlittle said...

What is that red splotchy stuff on your table? The verdigris finish looks defective. Or is it supposed to be distressed?

Fred4Pres said...

Spartan is a good apple. Northern Spys are good too.

Curious George said...

"chickenlittle said...
What is that red splotchy stuff on your table? The verdigris finish looks defective. Or is it supposed to be distressed?"

That's not a wertigris finish, that's painted steel. The red is an underlying coat of paint exposed by chipping.

edutcher said...

You mean Miss McIntosh wears a scarlet A?

WV "ignog" An illiterate Christmas drink.

Irene said...

It's the "Labradoodle" of the apple orchard.

Quaestor said...

Persian emissary: This is madness!

Leonidas: No, this is a discussion about apples.

Persian emissary: Like I said, this is madness.

Quaestor said...

Persian emissary: What's in this ignog? (hic!)

Leonidas: Hell, if I know. (hic!)

Chip Ahoy said...

Highly processed apple and cheese.

bagoh20 said...

"...the pollen donor's identity remains a mystery." I'm sure he'll turn up on a reality show and claim he did to pay his way through cider school.

Psychedelic George said...

I'd like to get me some of them golden apples....golden apples of the sun. And tiny purple fishes would run laughing through my fingers. That would be cream.

AST said...

I like to avoid mongrel fruit.

Chip Ahoy said...

Apparently, Fuji is a mongrel too.

Trooper York said...

Queen Gorgo: Your lips can finish what your fingers have started... or has the Oracle robbed you of your desire as well?
King Leonidas: It would take more than the words than a drunken adolescent girl to rob me of my desire of you. I must put your sweet sweet apples in my mouth.
(300,2006)

frank said...

BREAKING NEWS!! Answer to AA's 'conspiracy:http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2011/10/03/shock-photos-barack-obama-with-new-black-panther-party-on-campaign-trail-in-2007/

David said...

300 a day keep the Persians away.

EDH said...

...supposed to be McIntosh and Newtown, but they found recently by genetic analysis that it didn't have Newtown as one of the parents, and these sort of mix-ups happen in fruit breeding...

McIntosh is the female parent, but the pollen donor's identity remains a mystery. Named Spartan in 1936, the lucky accident proved to be a keeper.


Keeper is the right word.

Let's face it, if this matter was in family court, Newtown still would be held responsible for paying child support to McIntosh.

Mark said...

EDH, that is impressively geeky on a number of levels.

J. R. said...

Once as a teenager, I was in a Model U.N. thing. I took it all seriously and was brokering this major Middle Eastern peace settlement until one annoying smart-ass bastard started going down the road of absurdity. He started talking about bad apples. And how, as the U.N., it was our responsibility to get rid of the bad apples, 'cuz that's what you do with bad apples. Like pack them up in trains and send them to the gas chambers, apparently...

I didn't know until later that there was an unwritten rule about Model U.N. that, at the end of the day, it is supposed to get ridiculous.

Anyway, the statement I want to make here is that is would be like totally awesome to have two black men running for President of the United States. I despise attending to racial characteristics, but this is just too obvious to avoid. Cain v. Obama. It'll beat any Tyson bout, even any Mohammad Ali bout. It'll be the Thrilla' Without Vanilla'.

Please don't vote for anyone else. You've gotta think of the entertainment value first, people!!!

J. R. said...

Obviously:

McIntonsh is the female donor, and Ben Seisler is the male donor.

DUH!!!

Chip S. said...

I always liked the fact that a Macintosh is a little tart.

Cindy Martin said...

I wonder how many people are reading Althouse while eating an apple.

I just had to go to the frig and get one.

Fred4Pres said...

Who doesn't love a tart?

Chip S. said...

This thread really could've used a comment from Hoosier Daddy.

frank said...

Here's a funny, tasty bastard:
http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-was-i-going-to-photograph-one-man.html

Don't Tread 2012 said...

MacIntosh are still the best.

lemondog said...

The complex lives of apples...I did't realize....

Is nothing **sigh** ever simple?

lemondog said...

re: best apples, Honey Crisp and Pink Lady

J said...

Wow Comrade Althouse on ..the commodity, and labor theory of value.


with the TrooperSnitch and his little mafia palsies making their usual noize

Shanna said...

Man, I bought honey crisps this weekend and I keep forgetting to bring them to work!

J said...

let's see, how many bogus s-names are that of Byro of New Worlds, Romneyoid sockpuppet:

younghegelian

Fred4Pres

bagoh (most likely)

Psychedelic George

frank

lemondog

Shanna (most likely)


How ex-acidheads turned mormon queer jerkoffs work

EDH said...

Spartans! You know what this calls for?

"The perfect cheer."

__________
wv - "gelysi" = the new hair product that will make everyone jealous

J said...

Add EDH to the list

Shanna said...

Romneyoid sockpuppet

Are you actually trying to say that Romney is paying/encouraging me to talk about honeycrisp apples? Cause that actually sounds like a sweet gig.

J said...

dyslexic Seinfeld impressions ,another clue it's Byro-berg