[NAFEX] Golden Russet nursery origins
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.
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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