[nafex] Gold Rush and Keepsake

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Mon Jan 30 10:43:15 EST 2012


I am glad to hear that.  Actually FEDCO was the first catalog I checked
because I knew I had seen it there before and recently.  
Naomi

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John Bunker
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To: Dave Griffin; nafex mailing list at ibiblio
Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush and Keepsake

We do sell Keepsake most years (on Antonovka) in the Fedco catalog.   
This year we did not have enough to offer it in the catalog (big seller when
we do) but we do have enough trees to offer as a "special order".  If
interested, please contact me directly.  we also offer GoldRush most years.
Regards,
John Bunker
Fedco
john at fedcoseeds.com
www.fedcoseeds.com
PO Box 520
Waterville ME 04903
207-873-7333

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On Jan 29, 2012, at 9:02 PM, Dave Griffin wrote:

> I don't grow apples either but I have Keepsake too and love its 
> aromatics, sweet flavor and hard crisp texture. You'd better know how 
> to graft if you want to grow it though because it is hard to find 
> finished trees for sale even in MN. This is because of its smaller 
> than commercial size and also because it kind of got lost coming out 
> of MN as it did in the shadow of Honeycrisp, (Ironically, DNA testing 
> has now determined it is one parent of HC).  Goldrush and Keepsake - 
> two different kinds of good storage apples!
>
> Dave
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melissa Kacalanos" <mijwiz at yahoo.com>
> To: "Nate Steele D.C." <yeehaw502 at yahoo.com>; "nafex mailing list at 
> ibiblio" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush
>
>
> We subscribed to an organic fruit CSA last year, which included many 
> different apples. Almost all of them had some sort of flaw that would 
> have gotten them thrown out of a supermarket: bugs, botches, etc. But 
> 'Goldrush'
> was flawless. Now that they've had time to mature in the fridge, 
> they're starting to get tasty, too. I'd sworn I wouldn't plant apples 
> because they were too much trouble, but 'Goldrush' is tempting.
>
> The most delicious apple in our CSA share was 'Keepsake' which was as 
> bug-free as 'Goldrush' but covered with sooty blotch. Wonderfully 
> aromatic and sweet, though.
>
>
> Melissa
> zone 5, central NY
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: mark wessel <growyourown at earthlink.net>
> To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:59 PM
> Subject: [nafex] Gold Rush
>
> Every year I buy a box of Gold Rush apples at a local produce market  
> that
> sources them from an almost local orchard. This years were purchased  
> about a
> week before thanksgiving.
> At the time of purchase the apples were so intensely sweet and  
> intensely
> sour and extremely crunchy, that they were nearly inedible. I could  
> only
> finish half an apple. I was a bit bummed, but I knew they would  
> transform
> into the apple I love. They have transformed. Gold Rush is an  
> amazing apple.
> An incredible balance of Sweet, Acid and Flavor with great texture.  
> Not only
> that, they store very well. My supply should hold out till April.  
> Then my
> thoughts will turn to berries. It is a shame that it isnt a common
> supermarket variety.
> Mark
> Cincinnati
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