[NAFEX] Red/Pink Fleshed Apples
doudone at netusa1.net
Thu Oct 6 23:32:29 EDT 2005
zone 5, ncentral Indiana -
Pink Pearl - ripens august 25, 2 1/4 - 2 3/4", red flesh color undependable, very little if the weather is hot (most years) tart, but edible - mellow - good sauce apple -
Almata - ripens august 20 - 2", deep red flesh, very tart (not a pleasant raw eat for me) - pretty sauce -
Geneva - ripens Sept 1, 2 1/4 - 2 1/2" - deep red flesh, very tart, rubbery texture - productive/biennial, has to be thinned to size and repeat
Red Giant - (F Janson) ripens sept 5, 2 3/4 - 3 1/2", deepest red flesh, very tart, rubbery texture - cooks alright, Fred reportedly used it for coloring juice - makes an interesting pie in combo with something like summer rambo or cortland - good size and easy thinning make it more grower friendly - not pleasant to eat out of hand, tho -
Redford (Nied. cross) ripens sept 1, 2" - poor crab quality - ornamental basically, but leaves a mess when the fruit falls - scab succeptable too -
Hidden Rose - believe it claimed to be the same as another yellow skinned red flesh, but I forget which (Bill's, perhaps?)- the best quality red flesh with the fatal flaw of pre-harvest (actually pre-maturity) drop - 9 out of 10 hit the ground - 2 3/4" attractive smooth yellow/green skin with flesh color consistant medium red - tart but palitable - the best quality red flesh I know - if you could use Alar to keep them on the tree....they fall off around sept 10 and mature october 1 -
----- Original Message -----
From: W3cmp at aol.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 6:22 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Red/Pink Fleshed Apples
I would like to compare notes with anyone growing the following red/pink fleshed apples, especially in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. I'd like to know your location, USDA zone,the ripening date, flavor, texture, size and susceptability to any particular disease/fungus/insect pest. The varieties are:
Webster Pink Meat
Scarlet Surprise (Bill's Red Flesh)
Winter Red Flesh
Pink Sparkle (Pink Permain)
Pink Princess (Old Pink Lady Janson)
Bruford's Red Flesh
If you have pink/red flesh varieties that aren't listed above I'd like to hear about them. Thanks. Chris Patterson SE Pa Zone 6
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