[NAFEX] Non-Traditional Apples
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Jun 3 02:32:03 EDT 2005
Certainly there are not-so-sweet and not-very-acidic apples. But I'd never
substitute one for a root crop. I'm Irish, for Heaven's sake - I want my
potatoes to taste like potatoes!
Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Tolle
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 6:48 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Non-Traditional Apples
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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