Friday, February 27, 2009
These green apples are now in season. They are grown in the northernmost area of the country in the Golan Heights by Druze famers. Something like 70% of Druze farmers produce apples.
This year, like last, about 1/5 of the apple harvest will be shipped to Syria, which helps keep the apple prices from falling too low in Israel, and some hope it will raise the possibility of peace with Syria.
I'm more confident the former is more likely to be accomplished than the latter.