[NAFEX] apple tree in clevlend
fuwa fuwa usagi
fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com
Wed Aug 24 16:36:38 EDT 2011
Per Doug's excellent suggestion:
St. Patrick's Church
3610 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
If anyone is considering this I would suggest you go there soon and find the apple tree(s)while they are in fruit so you can see them and then go back for scions in the spring/winter.
If you follow the url above yo will see the church was ordered closed though it is still open.
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:47:54 -0400
From: Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] of interest to preservationist
To: fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com, North American Fruit Explorers
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Fluffy One, can you provide the address in Cleveland (one presumes Ohio)
or the denomination which might help to narrow things down?
Let's make things as easy as possible for our prospective fruit
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
On 8/22/2011 9:02 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
> The fluffy one was one genealogical quest for his ancestors last week
when he came across St. Patrick's Church in Clevland.
> Of interest to apple collectors is an apple tree in the church parking
lot. I carefully observed the tree and others and concluded it was
probably planted when the first church was erected (St Patrick's was
probably the second church on the site or founded after a previous
church (i.e the graveyard is much older than the church's founding
> Anyway the parking lot holds a sweet yellow apple that tasted good
even though it was far form ripe. The tree itself did not show any
signs of common diseases, the foliage was lush and outside of insect
damage the apples were clean. I also note the current tree is actually
an outer shell with a newer tree having grown up inside it, so wither
the top was destroyed in a storm and regrew or it hollowed out and
regrew. But the fruit that appeared to be the old tree appeared the
same as the new inner tree.
> Even unripe, the apple was very pleasant to taste, sweet and very
crisp (I loved the texture) even with the starchy aftertaste.
> At any rate< I do not live in the are so I will not be able to obtain
scions, but it may be of interest to some of you.
> If anyone goes after a scion I would appreciate hearing of it and how
it turns out.
> Btw St Patrick's is being closed so time may be of the essence.
> Kindest regards,
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