[NAFEX] William's Pride etc.
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 17:41:09 EDT 2010
>I saw Williams Pride apples for sale at the Olympia WA farmer's mkt, picked
from Burnt >Ridge Nursery's stock orchard I assume. They were smallish, a
long Red Delicious shape, >red. I bought 2, one that looked a bit underripe
and the other quite dark. Both were crisp >and very boring. I think I'll
regraft that tree to something else."
I agree with the others, not William's Pride, but even if they were I'd
never judge an apple by 2 samples from a farmers market. Can't imagine
anyone liking Liberty and not William's Pride. They're similar but WP has
more of the Macoun crunch. Of course WP is also much earlier.
>That means scab will grow fine early and late in the season, but not in the
Not really. Scab is a spring thing and shows up every spring here- just
worse when it's wet. Here, in my experience, it doesn't get much worse
after June regardless of weather except apples with lesions will crack as
they grow. Cool fall or late summer weather never brings scab or CAR.
Speaking of Winesap, I identified a very old one on a property where the
apples are never sprayed and the owner always gets a somewhat useful crop.
I guess I can add it to the list of potential northeast sprayless apples.
Most of the apples had plenty of curc bumps but were still usable and the
owner says it was a typical crop except with larger apples (I'd pruned it).
It seems later apples and especially hard late ones are more bug resistant.
This includes Goldrush, Fuji and oddly, old style Yellow Delicious (the ones
that ripen later and have some russet). I bet Arkansas Black would work
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