lots of apples (and a few pears) out there today. one that really caught my eye was an english russet type(rough skin looks like a potato) called ashmead's kernel. flat & small, greenish gold w/a little blush. super rich & concentrated flavor, both honey sweet & tart, with crisp flesh. the stand that carries them is on the northern section of 2nd st, west side. the one that sells apples,melons,peppers,onions,& garlic.