[NAFEX] Bug-resistant apples (was Williams Pride)
jelie at new.rr.com
jelie at new.rr.com
Thu Oct 28 12:22:52 EDT 2010
The insect resistance is mentioned on the PRI's Co-op 17 description page but the specific insects are not mentioned.
---- jelie at new.rr.com wrote:
> Hey Scott,
> I have seen online where PRI's Co-op 17 was determined to be the most insect resistant of about 200 varieties. Sorry I cannot site a source, but googling "co-op 17" may get you close. There are a number of apples who are referred to as insect resistant in their descriptions but like the diseases it could be relative to their region. I believe that Black Oxford is considered as having some insect resistance.
> Jim Elie
> Green Bay WI
> zone 4/5
> ---- Scott Smith <scott at cs.jhu.edu> wrote:
> > I am very interested in bug-resistant apples. Obviously there is no such thing as a bug-proof apple but I don't do a whole lot of spraying and every year I appreciate my few varieties with minimal damage more and more. This year along with Goldrush, Winesap and Fuji I would add the old obscure varieties Abbondanza, Pigeonnet Rouge, and Rambour d'Hiver to the minimal bug-damage list. All of these apples are hard, and all but P-R are late. So the hard & late is clearly a help, and on the other side some of my soft varieties were horribly damaged. What I would really like is an apple I could hit with a couple Surround sprays in the spring, maybe hang some CM confusion lures in May, and then get a harvest with most of the apples bug-free.
> > Scott
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