[NAFEX] Recommend Summer Apples, please
loneroc at mwt.net
Mon Feb 19 06:22:30 EST 2007
My favorite early apple here is Vista Bella. It has withstood temps
below -40F/C. It ripens over several weeks. It is hard to pick and each
apple must be caught at just the right moment. It is then CRISP (for a
summer apple). The flavor is wonderful for the season, although if Vista
Bella came on in September I wouldn't notice it at all. I made an apple pie
on the Fourth of July this past summer. Ripe enough for eating out of hand a
week later. It should ripen for you in August.
Steve H. Lone Rock, WI with a low so far this winter of -25F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Claude Jolicoeur" <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Recommend Summer Apples, please
> A 07:27 07.02.18 -0600, vous avez écrit :
> > I need to plant some Zone 3 summer apples, apples that should ripen
> >August. I'd be grateful to anyone who'd recommend their most delicious
> >choices. Thanks.
> In Quebec, zone 4, I like:
> by mid-august,
> Yellow Transparent - the first one to ripen, very productive although
> tendency to be biennal, no scab
> Red Astrachan - a few days later, better quality, a bit of scab
> In the prairies, Norland is a popular early apple. However, it doesn't
> perform well in my orchard.
> And, about 10 days later, by end of august:
> Redfree and William's Pride, both scab resistant and good quality (for the
> season). Redfree has less acidity, William's Pride is more zippy. I am
> quite satisfied with both.
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