[nafex] Apple ID keys

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Nov 15 14:07:28 EST 2000


Hello,

I am pretty sure that some aspect of the University of Guelph, Ontario
Canada also does fruit identification.

If I can find the link again, I will post it.

Tom

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Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, dwalsh/wchase wrote:

> Does anybody in the HOS know what book Kevin is referring to?
> 
> I've just read an article about Wisley (Research Centre/Garden?) in England.  They
> offer a service of identifying apples for about 5 pounds. I don't know the
> conversion rate.  But they do not cut the apple open.  I thought it interesting
> that they do not use core shape or flavour or texture.    There are a couple of
> people on Vancouver Island who have become quite good at identifying apples grown
> in this area.  They do rely on smell, texture and flavour.  They are starting to
> use leaf shape also to help in identification.
> 
> Derry
> 
> Derry Walsh & Bill Chase  email:wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
> Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
> phone/fax (604) 856-9316
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> : When I visited the Home Orchard Society out there in Oregon, there
> : was an apple identifier there who had a little keyed book.
> 
> : What impressed me most was that most of what identifies an apple is
> : outside, not inside the fruit- color, stem size and position,
> : markings in the flesh, shape and form of the calyx, speckles on the
> : skin, etc..
> : Kevin B
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