[nafex] Irish Peach Apple
inter.verbis at atreide.net
Thu Apr 26 21:35:23 EDT 2001
I read your very interesting explanation about irish peach and I wondered whether you know about Lodi. I read recently that it comes from New York, 1942, of Transparent X Montgomery parentage (not that I know anything about Montgomery either :~) and that it ripes later than Y. Transparent. I had planted one many years ago, where I used to live but moved away before the tree grew to produce fruits.
Last Spring, I managed to get a few branches before the tree was ripped off by a bulldozer. I was lucky to find out about the plan and get there in time to see what I could salvage. When I cut some branches of the Lodi, I noticed that someone else had been there to cut grafting material, so someone obviously though it was worth saving although that person cannot know the identity of the tree as I do.
I never tasted the apple but I might one of these days as I now have two one year small trees, and I am curious to know whether you can tell me more about this apple.
Hélène, zone 3
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From: victoria l. caron
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2001 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Irish Peach Apple
Being acquainted with both the Irish Peach and the Peach Apple of Montreal, I can say positively that these are not the same apple. The Peach Apple of Montreal is a very common apple here in northern NH and VT and right across the border in Quebec. I have found it to be one of several apple varieties consistently planted in both home and larger orchards during the early to mid part of the 20th century. The others are Duchess of Oldenburg, Yellow Transparent, Wolf River
and Dudley. These five are extremely predictable finds in our old plantings with also an occasional Alexander. This may also mean that they are the ones that survived best over the years.
The Peach Apple of Montreal is described somewhat in Beach's work. It ripens here in zone 3 well after Transparent and the flavor develops from sub acid to richer and more mellow towards the end of it's ripening period. This makes for several uses one of which is excellent sauce. This Peach is has a strong conical form, rich yellow with often a bright orange red cheek, hence the name in Canada Pomme Peche. Because of it's appearance it is sometimes called Yellow
Delicious by those who still think that the only few apple varieties are those we find in the grocery store. The background would almost have to be Russian since very little else was grown in this region back when it was discovered.
Vic in zone 3 NH
Claude Jolicoeur wrote:
> A 23:27 01.04.25 -0400, vous avez écrit :
> Hi Don:
> With Claude's info & rendering's and Don kicking it over the edge,
> boy oh boy. The minds on here dedicated to apples is astounding.
> Thanks for all the background...
> Please keep in mind that all I did was to quote 2 other people on this Irish Peach. One is from England and the other is in New Brunswick (zone 4), both places being very different from your Minnesota or Don's Virginia. I have never grown it myself and thus have no personnal opinion on it... There is another similar apple sometimes grown in Quebec, called Peche de Montreal (or Montreal Peach), possibly of Russian origin, that some claim to be the same as Irish Peach.
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