[NAFEX] Apple-crabapple

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Mar 30 17:53:42 EST 2005


Technically, any apple less than 2-1/2" in diameter (or is it 2-1/4") 
is a "crab."

Lee Reich, PhD
www.leereich.com


On Mar 30, 2005, at 4:45 PM, David Doud wrote:

> I've asked this very question at a number of places,  including here a 
> year
> or two ago - - I've never got a satisfactory explanation - - 'Lady is a
> small apple,  but is not considered a crab - - 'Almata is a <2" apple 
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> red flesh and astringent nature and is not considered a crab -'Chestnut
> crab' is a crab and small,  but not astringent - what the difference 
> between
> 'Lady' and Chestnut'?  I don't know....
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> Subject: [NAFEX] Apple-crabapple
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>> What is the distinction/difference between an apple and a crabapple?
>> Naomi
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