[nafex] Pacific Rose apple?

jim jmc1 at epix.net
Mon Sep 4 06:02:46 EDT 2000

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Pacific Rose comes from the New Zealand breeding program out of the Gala x
Splendour family.  It was tested as 2085.  It will be a real centerpiece in
ENZA marketing for a few years at least.  Pacific Rose will not be released
outside New Zealand except on a tight contract basis for production here in
the US,  the fruit to be marketed by ENZA.  Except for those few contracted
growers, any trees of Pacific Rose will be bootleg.

One interesting side issue:  We all are familiar with the extreme fire blight
susceptibility of Gala.  Splendour is the most resistant to fire blight of any
fruiting variety we ever tested.

Jim Cummins

Gene Spears wrote:

>         A recent & tasty addition to the local supermarkets is the "Pacific
> Rose" apple.  Anyone have any culture info on this variety?  It must be
> fairly new - not in the old "Fruit....Inventory".
>         On a related matter, I've noticed something about apple varieites
> that make it big time & show up in the supermarket chains.  When they first
> came out, I couldn't find a mediocre Fuji or Braeburn apple - all tasted
> great.  But after a couple of years, most of the ones I now buy from the
> market are mealy & bland.  Maybe there's a law, the "Law of Diminishing
> Quality", that states that as an apple becomes more widely cultivated (and
> stored) its average (consumer) quality invariably drops.  Oh, well, I guess
> that's why we grow them......
> gene
> spears at lmc.edu

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