[NAFEX] Best Very Late Apples
ed.fackler at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 20:21:23 EDT 2010
Spartan did well in S. Indiana regarding its ability to tolerate the
annual heat. However its quality was never that great and often close to
On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:33 PM, Jim Freeman <jf at gctruck.com> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> I have not tried Spartan. I was interested and asked our sources about
> it last year, but was told it will not do well in the South. I have
> debunked that myth on a few northern apples, but did not get around to
> trying Spartan yet. Why not try it? Has anyone in the South had any
> experience with Spartan? If I do not hear anything negative, I will try
> to order some ASAP for trial. Thanks for the suggestion.
> While I was in BC this summer, I noted several varieties that I have
> never seen before such as King's. Do you know of a source of trees in
> the US for "BC" apples?
> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 18:23:03 -0400
> From: Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org>
> Jim, have you tried Spartan? It was bred by Agriculture Canada at
> Summerland BC in the 1920s I think, McIntosh x Newtown. It produces a
> quite high quality apple in the sunny hot dry Okanagan Valley. I like
> the Ontario grown fruit but it seems to have taken second place here to
> Empire. It's said to have some scab resistance.
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario
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