[NAFEX] Help me pick which fundraiser apples to buy

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 20 08:57:45 EDT 2004


Pat:

I have 80 acres and do not lack for space. It would be better if M111 were
15X21 but, alas, space is a crucial consideration for many. Pruning will be
required.

Bruce

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Pat Meadows
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 7:17 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Help me pick which fundraiser apples to buy


On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 23:18:58 -0400, you wrote:

> Last the best a Roxbury Russet. Old New England apple
>from 1700s. Great dessert apple and cider apple. Like a fine wine the
flavor
>is one thing when you bite into it and different whem chewing and has an
>after taste when you swallow.

I love Roxbury Russet too.  They also keep very well.

>You also might try planting the trees in a
>triangle, 3 foot on a side. Then prune the interior. Saves space.

This is intriguing:  are there any special *dis*advantages
to doing this?

Pat

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