[NAFEX] Red Delicious
garden at leereich.com
Thu Oct 18 06:56:31 EDT 2007
I grow the original Red Delicious. It is relatively pale red with a
lot of yellow background and has a rich, honey-like sweetness. Also
quite juicy. I rate it as a very good apple but not one that compares
with my favorites, such as Jonagold and Macoun, at their best.
Lee Reich, PhD
Books by Lee Reich:
The Pruning Book
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
On Oct 18, 2007, at 1:49 AM, Douglas Woodard wrote:
> Years ago I bought some Red Delicious in St. Catharines' farmers'
> from a small grower, probably shortly after picking, which were
> and not very brightly coloured. I'd guess they were the original or
> close to it. The flesh was was hard, crisp and very sweet although
> somewhat bland. They may have been picked at a non-optimal time or
> too much nitrogen, or maybe the weather wasn't sunny or hot enough to
> bring out their best. It did originate in the midwest after all.
> I've eaten Red Prince Delicious grown in Prince Edward County which
> pleasantly flavoured and better than other red sports although nothing
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario
> Niagara Peninsula
> Michael Nave wrote:
>> I hope future generations never know the taste of Red
>> "Delicious" (and what a fraudulent name that was). It
>> is almost single handedly responsible for the decline
>> in apple consumption in the latter half of the 20th
>> century. No one ever ate a red delicious apple and
>> said "yum, I need to eat more apples." It's the worst
>> tasting apple I have ever experienced. It's not a
>> plain old sugary apple. It's a plain old tasteless
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