[NAFEX] Bramley's Seedling coloring up

derry&bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Sep 16 10:56:54 EDT 2003


I speculate that one reason the Brits consider Bramley's to be a green apple
is because the old trees are all big and no light gets to the apples.

Almost all the Bramley's on my M27 are 50% red - lots of sunlight and some
sun scald.

Derry

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "loneroc" <loneroc at mwt.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:12 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bramley's Seedling coloring up


> Pete,
>
> The Colo(u)r plate in Joan Morgan's 'The Book of Apples' shows Bramley's
> seedling as a yellow-orange striped fruit that matches your description. I
> happened to be looking at the book last night to get information about my
> Ribston Pippin that's fruiting for the first time.  (I picked it last
> weekend.)  I was struck by the color plate of Bramley's because I had
> assumed that it was greenish as well.
>
> Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI USDA zone 3
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Tallman" <pete_tallman at hotmail.com>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 9:48 PM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Bramley's Seedling coloring up
>
>
> > My Bramley's Seedling fruit is coloring up to yellow-orange with red
> > stripes, which I wasn't quite expecting to see, and it seems a little
> early
> > to ripen. I thought this was more a green-yellow fruit.  In size and
> shape,
> > the apple seems to match the descriptions. The tree is bearing fruit for
> the
> > first time this year, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. Is this as
> > expected for this climate - hot summer, dry, and lots of sun?  (Tree
> > purchased from Bear Creek.) Did I wait too long to pick it? Fruits are
not
> > dropping except a couple on a very windy evening before they started
> > coloring up. I'm reluctant to pick one just to try if it's not ready yet
> > 'cause I don't have too many apples on the tree.
> >
> > Pete Tallman, Boulder, Colorado, theoretically zone 5
> >
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