: [NAFEX] Liberty

Judi Stewart js at olympus.net
Sat Sep 27 10:35:01 EDT 2003


Ed,

I hadn't considered storing apples in plastic bags.
Are you saying that that will prolong apple storage?
Can you do that will all apples?  What about pears?

Thanks,

Judi
Olympic Peninsula, Zone 8


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 06:58:12 -0400
From: "Ed Fackler" <efackler at woh.rr.com>
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Liberty
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My response----------

Best estimate on proper maturity dates for Liberty in your area is Sept.
28-Oct. 3 or 10-14 days prior to Delicious.  And since your season
during the last 20-30 days prior to maturity is much cooler than ours,
flesh density remains a bit better and therefore storage length of time
would be extended somewhat.

My best guess is it would still be no more than 6-8 weeks.  Also storage
temperature is critical.  In a home refrigerator, the likely maximum low
would be around 36-38 degrees which is some 6-7 degrees shy of optimal
for any long term storage.  Also storing them in plastic bags will
enhance storage time a bit.

Hope this helps.

Ed, So. Ohio cool, much rain, fall-like






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