[NAFEX] a disturbing observatio on honeycrip apples
sdw12986 at aol.com
Sun Aug 3 00:44:55 EDT 2008
Doreen Howard wrote:
> Same here. The Japanese beetles have left alone every apple except
> Honeycrisp. They have not touched the Asian pears, apricot or cherry, just
> the Honeycrisp. Of course, they've demolished the grapes and all the roses.
> What is it about Honeycrisp that attracts them? I have nine apple
> varieties, two Asian pears, one apricot and one cherry planted in beds where
> the trees are about 12 feet apart. It makes no sense to me. Hopefully, a
> breeder or researcher on this listserv will have some answers.
> Doreen Howard
> IL-WI Border, Zone 4b
Obviously, the Honeycrisp leaves are as delicious to Japanese Beetles
and the apples are to us.
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