I had the opportunity to be blessed with a big box of Yellow and Golden Delicious apples about two weeks ago. They were freshly picked with no wax on them. The smell off of the apples was incredible. The guy that owns the apple warehouse took me into the refrigerated storage facility and it was like walking into a strong bottle of apple fragrance. The smell was to overpowering from the millions of apples that the sides of my throat had the taste of apple after walking out. It was incredible. My wife has been baking pies. This one had fresh orchard apples and huge Blueberries with plenty of cinnamon. These pies are over the top delicious. Eat your heart out JLA.