[NAFEX] Summer Scarlet apple
cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Sun Apr 13 13:20:02 EDT 2008
>Richard may want to look into the history of Pearmains. Its seems that
there was a Summer Scarlet Pearmain, the oldest account I can find is 1849
>26. Summer Scarlet Pearmain (Bell's Scarlet) English. —
>Medium to large, conical, mostly covered with crimson;
>flesh stained with red; tender and good. Trees grow
>freely, and bear young and abundantly.—Aug. and Sept.
This is interesting, but seems to be contradicted by the Herefordshire
Pomona that says:
Scarlet Pippin, Syn.: Bell's Scarlet Pippin, Bell's Scarlet, and others.
Introduced about 1800
Where there is a problem, however, is that this apple is in season from
October to January. So is surely not a summer apple... We could possibly
assume that there was another apples, relatively similar to this one but
ripening earlier, that was called Summer Scarlet.
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