[NAFEX] Need info on CAR resistant apples
baylands at cros.net
Mon Mar 15 19:32:10 EST 2004
I have also had a very positive experience with Roxbury Russet as it shows
resistance to CAR and FB as well as most other disease problems. Most
russeted apples seem to have fewer problems than other apples. They also
tend to be sweeter with more intense flavor. I'm surprised that they aren't
more popular with the public. I'm sure that it has to do with the fixation
on "red" apples with smooth skins. (This is in zone 5 in northern Ohio.)
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Beckett
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 5:20 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Need info on CAR resistant apples
Uwillard at aol.com wrote:
> I would really appreciate hearing from folks in CAR areas, about what
> cultivars work for them. A few I am specifically wondering about are
Hidden Rose or
> Pink Pearl, Pink Lady, Ashmead Kernal, Tydeman's Late Orange, Summer
> live in East Tennessee at about 1400 ft elevation, lots of rain, hot with
> growing season but summer nights are cool. Fireblight is also an issue.
In /Old Southern Apples/, Lee Calhoun reports that the Roxbury Russet
"was perhaps the most widely grown russet in the South." More
importantly, he states that it "bears heavily annually and is healthy
and resistant to several apple diseases, including cedar-apple rust and
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