lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Nov 13 20:40:26 EST 2004
I suppose it depends on where you grow it. Here in the Pacific NW it
has been a favorite for decades. I've never had any particular
problems with it other than the fact that it's extremely vigorous. On
M7 it's a bigger tree than something like Golden Delicious on standard
rootstock. It's about the first apple to bloom, but it has a long
enough bloom period that it's an extremely rare year that my tree
doesn't have at least enough for the family. It gets some mildew, and
there will be a speck of scab here and there, but most of the fruit is
usually sound without spray.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Nov 13, 2004, at 4:48 PM, Jack Wigal wrote:
Lon, Ur mention of the Gravenstein kinda jogged my memory as I've
been wanting to get some info on it. Got a scion last spring, and
after starting it, I read somewhere that it is very disease prone. I've
never seen one, so hope someone can tell me a little about it, and
what is the flavor and keeping quality?
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