[nafex] liberty apple

Sam Franc franc at oregonfast.net
Mon Sep 24 14:45:28 EDT 2001


Gala is one of the widely sold apples in our supermarkets on the Oregon
coast.
It is a pretty apple in the stores but not very tasty in my tests.
It also seems to lean toward being mealy when very ripe.
At least in our stores.
I have a tree that is 10 years old and never had an apple ripen on it,
so I can't tell how a real one ripened on the tree would taste.
In comtrast I have a graft of Honeycrisp that is 2 yaers ols and had 3
apples set on it this year. Picked one early and it was very good.
Also have a Prima 2 year graft with 3 apples. Picked one yesterday and
it was not quite ripe but still a lot better than the store Galas
In general I find the store apples only give one a general idea of the
real quality of the fruit. They must all be picked unripe and stored to
make them (edible?).
Sam
Thomas Olenio wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> Is Gala widely available in supermarkets?  I usually make my apple
> buying
> decsions based on the fact that the best tasting apples are not sold
> in
> grocery stores.  I rather try something grown strictly for taste
> rather than eye appeal, storage and shipping concerns coming first.
>
> Tom
>
> --
>
>
> On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 applehilorchard at webtv.net wrote:
>
> > I've pulled out all but 10 liberty trees as they can't compete with
> > Gala, Golden Supreme, Senshu, our NY75414 is a Mac type like Liberty
> but
> > MUCH BETTER TASTING.  Libertys drop badly even with NAA, have small
> size
> > even when thinned, not a problem with NY 75414.  There are much
> better
> > apples out there in the same season, APPLE HILL ORCHARD is in west
> > central Illlinois
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