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Old 01-31-2017, 03:21 PM
smiling bandit smiling bandit is offline
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Originally Posted by MrDibble View Post
"Most people" are not urban trendsters. "Most people" have the iceberg and tomato slice on their big mac or DoubleDown as their two a day, IME.Yet most people are going to get a Delicious...I didn't say they were great choices. Just that they had them.
This is pretty absurd, and the implication outside of the enlightened "urban trendsters" nobodies eats vegetables is frankly ridiculous. You can walk into nearly any supermarket in America and find between four and six varieties of apple, depending on the season. Sure, certain varieties have advantages due to being long-lasting or easy to harvest, but that's not a downside except in the fevered imagination of food nuts.

Fresh fruit you can actually eat beats imaginary food that doesn't exist, no matter how good your imagination.

Second, nobody in Medieval anywhere had "dozens of varieties" of anything. Even in season, you would have access to one variety of apple, or any other fruit or vegetable, if you were lucky. If you didn't happen to live near an orchard, then you might be able to gather some apples of a random tree that happened to be on your land, or barter with a trader. They were likely to be rather sour if not grafted by an experienced grower.

Last edited by smiling bandit; 01-31-2017 at 03:25 PM.