[NAFEX] red-fleshed apple trees in Canada

Sarah Kehler Ewing skkewing at yahoo.com
Sun May 10 16:01:17 EDT 2009


Hi Kim,

Where abouts is this apple tree???  I'd love to go snitch some budwood too!

Sarah 
zone 3
Edmonton, AB


--- On Sun, 5/10/09, kim m <fruitgrowing101 at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: kim m <fruitgrowing101 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] red-fleshed apple trees in Canada
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Received: Sunday, May 10, 2009, 7:19 PM
> Sarah et all. I did a pruning job
> on a old red fleshed apple tree in West Edmonton last
> year.
> It was distributed by the U of A in the 1950's.
> It's probably Almata. I will be returning to see if the
> tree has survived and i will try to collect some budwood.
> It's a really nice apple. The tree is quite old and was
> in poor health. 
> 
>  
> Cheers
>  
> Kim
> 
> 
> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 11:46 AM,
> Sarah Kehler Ewing <skkewing at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi Derry and others,
> 
> Windmill Point Farm in Quebec carries a stunning, large,
> very dark red fleshed apple  called "Purple
> Passion" that I am very excited to have now own two
> trees of.  They seem to be really hardy as both mine made
> it through last winter's -45C with no die back at all.
>  I've tasted "Purple Passion" and it is
> definitely for juicing/jelly: the juice is on the tart side
> and the flesh is not so much melting as it is inedible
> cellulose that you just can't eat!
> 
> 
> Canada's Clonal Genebank (contact Margie Luffman) has a
> great collection of red fleshed apples.  Just off the top
> of my head I can think of Geneva, Geneva Crab, Crab 6,
> Shelley, Wisley, and Scugog that they carry.
> 
> 
> I also have a couple of "All Purple Jason Jansen"
> apples which has been given a new name that I need to track
> down.  They also seem hardy, but mine are only a foot or so
> tall so it'll be a few years before I can share
> budwood.
> 
> 
> If you have of any others that you would be willing to
> share/trade budwood for next spring, please let me know. I
> fell in love with red fleshed apples when I saw "Purple
> Passion" at a Fruit Grower's Festival at the
> Devonian Botanic Gardens a few years ago and now I'm
> trying to collect every one I can find with the idea of
> breeding a cold hardy red-fleshed apples that is good for
> eating (yes, I know that is a lofty goal even for a 36 year
> old!).
> 
> 
> 
> Sarah
> zone 3
> Edmonton, AB
> 
> 
> --- On Sun, 5/10/09, derry&bill <wchase at interchange.ubc.ca>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: derry&bill <wchase at interchange.ubc.ca>
> 
> > Subject: [NAFEX] red-fleshed apple trees in Canada
> > To: "nafex" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Received: Sunday, May 10, 2009, 5:07 PM
> 
> 
> 
> > I've received a request from a
> fellow
> > in Ontario looking for red-fleshed
> > apple trees.
> >
> > I've referred him to Harry Burton on Saltspring
> Island,
> > B.C., and to
> 
> > Siloam Orchards in Ontario.
> >
> > Does any one know of other sources of red-fleshed
> apple
> > trees in Canada?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Derry Walsh
> > south coastal B.C.
> >
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