[nafex] Sweet Sixteen Call

Ed & Pat Fackler rocmdw at aye.net
Fri Sep 29 04:24:56 EDT 2000


Doreen----------Sweet 16 apples have already been picked in all locations except
perhaps those in the extreme north.  It typically ripens just after Gala here on
late Aug. thru Sept. 2.

Ed

Doreen Howard wrote:

> First, I appreciate all the time everyone took to recommend good-tasting
> apples.  The variety that got the most recommendations is Sweet Sixteen.  I
> ordered it one year from Applesource, and it wasn't as vividly flavored as
> its description touted.  Soil, climate, weather, etc. make all the
> difference, as you all have wrote.
>
> Would it be too much to ask you growers of Sweet Sixteen to send me 2
> apples?  I figure if I get them from different climate zones and weather
> conditions, there will be marked differences in appearance and taste.  There
> are a couple of nafex list members in So. Wisconsin and No. Illinois.  I
> propose we get together on a Saturday, taste all the Sweet Sixteen apples
> and compile an evaluation sheet on all.  This would be posted to the list
> with our comments.  Anyone up for this?
>
> If so, email your climate zone and when Sweet Sixteen is ripe.  Also, anyone
> in So. Wisconsin or No. Illinois who wants to be part of the taste test
> panel, email me.  This could be fun!
> Doreen Howard
> Janesville, WI--Zone 4b
>


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