[NAFEX] Apple wood

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Fri Feb 20 23:06:41 EST 2004


On Feb 20, 2004, at 5:44 PM, Lucky Pittman wrote:

> At 03:48 PM 2/20/2004 -0600, Steve wrote:
>> I have some rosybloom crabs that seem to produce rock rather than 
>> wood.  The
>> wood is dense and reddish.
>
> Several of the red-fleshed crabs in my collection also have red/purple 
> wood - Winter Red Flesh & Almata, don't recall exactly about some of 
> the others.
> Vic Caron sent me some wood from a seedling of Hampshire that she's 
> growing out, and it's got the darkest purple wood I've ever seen - 
> looks like you squashed a pokeberry on it.
> I think I discussed this with Del at some time in the past, and he 
> indicated that the pigment in those woods is not particularly stable, 
> but I can't swear that I didn't misunderstand/misinterpret him.
> . . .

I used to whittle a lot, and I enjoyed using large branches from my 
father's crab apple.  The wood was a beautiful pink when freshly cut, 
but turned to an ordinary brown when it cured.

Ginda




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