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do you have to wait until the frost hits crabapples before using them for jelly?

  1. profile image47
    betty sheehanposted 7 years ago

    do you have to wait until the frost hits crabapples before using them for jelly?

    I want to make crabapple jelly but these apples are  green and do I have to wait un till the frost hits the apples to use for jam I was told they wouldnt be good if I didn't.

  2. Sky321 profile image76
    Sky321posted 7 years ago

    I never heard that before. I've made jelly with them before that and it turned out very well.

  3. flread45 profile image79
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    No,Just as soon as the apple turns dark brown,start picking them.If frost hits any apple it is ruined.

  4. modern housewife profile image91
    modern housewifeposted 7 years ago

    I dont know that i would make crab apple jelly with green apples.  I am afraid that if they dont turn red by the first frost you may be out of luck.  In Ohio the crab apples were ready last month.  I was told NOT to take any green ones for my jelly.  Good luck!

 
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