[NAFEX] Glenndale gooseberry fan
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Sat Jun 18 07:54:13 EDT 2005
What did you think of Jahn's Prairie and Invicta as far as flavor. I
never thought very highly of either.
Lee Reich, PhD
On Jun 17, 2005, at 5:55 PM, Richard Moyer wrote:
> Sam and Lee,
> Agreed that some gooseberries are better than others. Though at 1800'
> here in east Tenn we rarely get into the 90s, our Glenndale plants far
> outproduce the 7-8 other cultivars we are trying. During a Southern
> Fruit fellowship meeting here several years back, Glenndale was the
> favorite for fresh eating, for those expressing a preference. Our
> family feels the same. For cobblers, ice cream, fresh frozen fruit
> snacks, etc, we've tripled our planting of Glenndale last year. The
> vigor and yield beats everything else we have tried.
> Was evaluating the Gooseberry/Currant collection at the Germplasm
> repository earlier this week at Corvallis, Oregon. There, Glenndale
> did not stand out against most others, in terms of vigor or yield. It
> was though, along with some others, untouched by the mildew
> devastating many cultivars.
> Jahn's Prairie and OT126 looked very clean and happy as well.
> Invicta, as here, was suffering from sunburned fruit.
> Richard Moyer
> Bristol, TN
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