[NAFEX] Golden Russet nursery origins

Douglas Woodard dwoodard at becon.org
Wed Oct 14 16:58:34 EDT 2009


Judson, do you have Jonagold and if so how is it doing?

I've read that it likes a coolish growing climate by North American 
standards but that it is not very winter-hardy, and I'm curious.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


Judson L. Frisk wrote:
> 
> 
> I used to have Roxbury Russet but it was very unsuccessful in our SW 
> Iowa Z5 climate, so I took it out.  Golden Russet and Ashmead’s Kernal 
> both are late apples for us usually ripening in October.  We have had a 
> cool wet summer and our fall is 20 degrees cooler than normal so both 
> russets are not ripening well.  My Early Golden persimmon is not going 
> to have very many ripe fruits.  But my Empire apples have colored to a 
> purple beauty and our keeping better than in a hot fall.  Judson L. Frisk



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