[nafex] Apple Recommendations

Ed & Pat Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Fri Sep 29 04:13:51 EDT 2000

Rich (and all):

     After some thought (and prodding!) there are possibly 6-8 others which can be
great, including the Delbard Estivale which you mentioned.   However, in doing the
initial list, I simply forget this particular one.


"Richard J. Ossolinski" wrote:

> Ed (F),
> There seems to be plenty of agreement here as to the desirability of
> Honeycrisp, the only common negative being its lack of intensity of flavor.  I keep
> wondering why you haven't mentioned Delbard, as it was for its similarly explosive
> texture but more intense (than Honeycrisp) flavor that I was so anxious to try it.
> Bottom line:  do you think it's as good as (or better than) Honeycrisp?  Thanks.
> Richard
> "An even newer one from France possesses this ['explosive'] character.  It is an
> earlier maturing apple---perhaps
> with or just before Gala.  It is known as Delbard Estivale--also
> possesses much higher flavor than Honeycrisp."

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