[NAFEX] apple question
brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 2 12:36:37 EST 2004
Yes, it is called chemical thinning. Sevin will do. It does not make the
apples bigger but thins the crop so the remaining apples grow larger.
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Deb Schneider
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 3:13 PM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] apple question
Our local (chain) grocery store has started carrying "different" varieties
of apples (at least other than Red and Golden Delicious!) I had a chance to
get some Honeycrisp (which were wonderful). Also Cameo and Pink Lady. The
Pink Lady was especially good...sweet, but with a much more complex flavor
than most grocery store apples...slightly cidery and very crisp and juicy.
My question is some of these apples are enormous! Braeburn, Gala and Fuji
apples that are nearly the size of grapefruits. It's kind of like what
happened with grapes awhile ago...suddenly they all were supersized. Is
there some chemical growers are spraying to get these giant apples? Not
sure about the Braeburn, but Gala and Fujis I've had in the past have been
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