[NAFEX] Non-Traditional Apples
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Jun 2 21:52:42 EDT 2005
Oddly enough, I have a seedling apple that bore it's first good crop
last year that fits your description. Good solidly striped color,
clean, disease resistant fruit, absolutely tasteless. No sugar, no
acid, no flavor. I topworked it this year, but left some side limbs
that could still provide scions if you are serious.
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 Jun 2, 2005, at 6:48 PM, Geoffrey Tolle wrote:
I just had a thought that some of you apple people might be able to
address. The various characteristics of apples differ considerably from
variety to variety. I am wondering if there are apples that are
essentially non-sweet, non-acidic? I ask because it occurred to me that
I've tried a "wild" apple or two that, with just a bit more tweaking
(or selecting), might usable as substitute for root crops such as
carrots, turnips, and/or potatoes. This could provide much of the
nutrition and texture of such crops without the neccessity of
disturbing the soil structure to obtain them. Thanks for your thoughts
on this matter.
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