[NAFEX] Apple Selection

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Mar 6 19:30:05 EST 2003


Hello,

Good points.

Let me show you an example of what I am talking about.

The example web page is dedicated to helping select a dog breed, but imagine that it were
dedicated to finding varieties of fruit;

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/search.htm

You answer a few questions and it returns the results that meet your criteria.  No reading
through hundreds of varieties that do not meet your criteria or growing conditions, to find the
handful that do meet what you want.

Just an idea to kick around.

Later,
Tom

Vintage Virginia Apples LLC wrote:

> Tom, I hope you were able to access my website for the bit of information I
> have on Tinsley Quince.  The question you raise in your last post relates
> directly to why I have made the effort to post the descriptions that you
> will find there.  It would be wonderful if pomological enthusiasts in
> different areas could relate their experiences with various cultivars and
> that would make this chat line really worthwhile instead of lapsing into the
> often banal discussions and postulations that sometimes seem to dominate it.
> The effort that I am making is presently somewhat rudimentary and a bit
> academic, but I hope to maintain and expand it with direct experiences from
> the field.  That said, the information I garner will be specific to central
> Virginia.  It is fascinating I think to reflect on the differences that
> climate or "terroir" make to apple quality. We are living, to borrow a
> phrase, in the best of times and the worst of times...we have enormous
> quantities and qualities of fruit available, but part of the  price we have
> paid is that much of it is less than distinctive.  All of us harbor the
> dream of being particular and distinctive in some respect, and one thing
> that drives all of those who subscribe to this list is the notion that there
> is something better out there and that we can contribute to its discovery,
> or support.
>
> There are not quite 200 varieties posted on my website, but I am dedicated
> to expanding on those descriptions as time and experience permit.  I hope
> some of the rest of us may do the same.  If anyone has experience with any
> of the cultivars, I list there, I would be happy to add that description to
> what I have.  I remember you remarked you bought a Tinsley Quince last
> year...tell me how it does for you, and I will post it to share with our
> readership.
>
> Cheers!
>
> Charlotte Shelton
> Vintage Virginia Apples LLC
> P. O. Box 210
> North Garden, Virginia 22959
> www.vintagevirginiaapples.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Thomas Olenio
> Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 9:02 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [NAFEX] Apple Selection
>
> Hello all,
>
> Does anyone know of an online database that helps people find apple
> varieties that may appeal to them?
>
> A new member asked the other day about apple selection, and named a
> couple of varieties indicating that were reported as above average in
> taste.  Taste being so subjective, this got me to thinking of a database
> that would aid in variety selection.
>
> The user would need to answer a number of questions regarding;
> Hardiness, Color (outside), Color (inside), Crispness, Texture,
> Aromatics, Sugar content, Acid content, Cooking apple, Dessert apple,
> Cider apple, Storage apple, Harvest date, Disease resistance, Ease of
> care.  Then they would submit the form and the database comes back with
> a number of varieties that they should investigate.
>
> It may prove to be an interesting feature for NAFEX, but most probably a
> commercial nursery would be the better author.  Though they would most
> likely limit the database to their available stock, which would be very
> limiting.
>
> Possibly, such a search database already exists.  Anyone know of such a
> database?  It need not be limited to apples either, aiding in the
> selection of all fruit varieties.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
> ===
> Canada plant hardiness zone 5b
> Southwest Ontario
> ===
>
> _______________________________________________
> nafex mailing list
> nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Most questions can be answered here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/nafex
> File attachments are accepted by this list; please do not send binary files,
> plain text ONLY!
> Message archives are here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex
> To view your user options go to:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/options/nafex/XXXX@XXXX (where XXXX at XXXX is
> YOUR email address)
> NAFEX web site:   http://www.nafex.org/
>
> _______________________________________________
> nafex mailing list
> nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Most questions can be answered here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/nafex
> File attachments are accepted by this list; please do not send binary files, plain text ONLY!
> Message archives are here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex
> To view your user options go to:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/options/nafex/XXXX@XXXX (where XXXX at XXXX is
> YOUR email address)
> NAFEX web site:   http://www.nafex.org/

--

===
Canada plant hardiness zone 5b
Southwest Ontario
===




More information about the nafex mailing list