- don't store apples near bananas as they will ripen too quickly (unless you want them to ripen quickly, of course!)
- do pop an apple into a paper bag with fruit that you are trying to ripen
Apples inhibit the growth of shoots on potatoes.
- store apples with potatoes if you don't want them to shoot
- store them apart if you are trying to get your potatoes to shoot so as to plant them
- I have read that apples and potatoes are poor companion plants in the garden, so if you want a good crop of spuds, grow them away from your apple or crabapple trees.
- a slice of apple will help hardened brown sugar to soften
- cooked apple puree (applesauce) can be used instead of oil in some cake recipes
- if you are using raw apples in a salad, dip them in orange or lemon juice to stop them browning
How to Make Apple Sauce for Roast Pork
3 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp water
squeeze lemon juice
1 tsp butter
Cook all ingredients, stirring, until apple is soft. Beat or puree until smooth. Serve hot with roast pork.