I used to try and buy organic apples as I used to eat a lot of apples.
However I found them generally not as crisp as an ordinary apple, and therefore not as nice.
They were double the price also.
I bought supposedly organic apricots the other day however having had a friend who had a hundred apricot tree and from my own experience, I know that fruit fly in WA attacks them badly no matter where you are, so I do not believe these nice looking apricots WERE indeed organic.
I have now given up buying organic fruit as am sceptical about it being true, and do not want to spend double the price of already expensive fruit.
They may have been organic. Organic doesn't mean no pesticides, just that only natural pesticides (as opposed to synthetic ones) can be used, so they could be sprayed against fruit fly but still be organic.
Also, I have a peachcot tree (apricot peach cross) that fruits early so the fruit fly don't attack it, so it could be something like that.
I try but sometimes it can be harder....so mainly stick to what the fruit shop has on offer at the time.
They are not always as nice as the other,but you can tel difference...I Love Organic tomatoes! Just wonderful :)
Ah yes, Donjo, those TRESS tomatoes are beautiful aren't they? I always smell them 1st when I'm picking up a bunch of 4/5. I don't mind spending my money on those tomatoes! In my opinion the ordinary tomatoes just don't cut it for me!
I eat a lot of organic tropical fruit ,but do not actually BUY it!! I have friends with various trees who share!The small bananas leave the Cavendish ones in the shops for dead!!! In fact they are the only bananas I eat! I have passionfruit vines and tomatoes here at home so I do very well with these too! I just cannot justify the extra dollars when buying my fruit and vegies when I can often get them for free from friends or my own garden! In summer the mangoes are so plentiful than people have often came to buy what's on the tree! No,I don't go out of my way to buy Organic,I just buy what I like the look of,and this is NOT super shiny waxed fruit!!!
No we don't buy organic fruit. The quality, generally, is not as good as it should be and prices are high. We do however grow our own organic fruit in our garden eg young-berries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, figs, persimmons (Fuyu variety), loquats, lemons, cumquats, grapefruit and mandarins. Ken Groves
No, I can not prove nor justify the expense of grown naturally. But I can grow my own, and I have a small successful patch of vege only, all not only organic, but without any bug control sprays at all. My poor sacrificial plant does all that for me. The bugs eat it, destroy it sometimes, and it just refuses to die.