[NAFEX] sour apples
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Apr 30 01:21:23 EDT 2010
I've had sour apples like that from a Malling rootstock that was
allowed to bear, possibly M9. Those old stocks were selections of
Paradise crab apples, which might explain the sour fruit.
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On Apr 29, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Maria Schumann wrote:
Last fall, our truck broke down a few miles from home, and as we were
walking home we came across the most fantastically sour wild apple I
have ever tasted. it was not at all bitter, and not at all sweet--
just pure sour, like a lemon. We took a bagful home and I tried it
out in some pies (delicious) and other recipes that call for lemon,
like baked chicken (also delicious). This spring we took some
cuttings and grafted them-- i would love to have an orchard of these
trees! I'm imagining how useful a cider made from these lemon
apples would be.
Anyone have experience with lemony sour apples? This tree was not
too far from an old farmstead-- maybe it was a planted variety>?
Maria in Vermont zone 3/4
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