[nafex] Re: Apple Recommendations

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Thu Sep 28 09:36:01 EDT 2000

HoneyCrisp - Only tasted one - but when I liked it and my wife (at an 
apple tasting, after tasting *many* apples) said - "this is the one I 
like!"  I bought a tree (Thanks Ed Fackler!).

Gala - from the store *and* fresh off the tree, sweet & juicy

Fuji - Crisp, sweet, but w/ a backbone of flavor.

Esopus spitzenburg - complex and good.

Empire - which used to be in stores and now I can't find (and when it 
was in the store last year - they had gone bad.)

You also might want to check out www.applesource.com.  In the site 
there's a listing of favorite apples.  They're broken out by tart, 
balanced, and sweet.

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex at egroups.com, "Doreen Howard" <doreenh at t...> wrote:
> I may be writing a small book on the best tasting apples.  I'll 
have to
> limit the selection to about 30 varieties.  All you apple experts 
> growers out there, how about your recommendations for the best 
> apple?
> I've already started to photograph some apples--Black Gilliflower 
> tasted great), Cox's Orange Pippin, Wolf River (a bit too tart for 
my taste,
> but good flavor) and Prairie Spy.  I will include Esopus 
Spitzenberg (my
> absolute favorite), Hudson's Golden Gem and Pitsmaston Pineapple.  
All three
> are winners in my opinion.  Let's hear yours.
> Doreen Howard
> Zone 4-b--Wisconsin

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