Apples do well in deep freezes. For instance:
Here's part of the path:
1. buds are hibernating in winter's frigid temperatures
2. harvested apples are sliced and stored in a freezer
3. TA DA! while new buds hibernate, we enjoy a hot apple crisp!
The months between sleeping buds and hot desserts include a lot of work, of course. Pruning, spraying, mowing, harvesting, freezing.
Is it worth it?
Yeah, Baby, Yeah!
Marcheta *smacking lips
P.S. need to leave now, will post an update later today with apple crisp recipe. Promise.