[nafex] Re: Apple Recommendations

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Fri Sep 29 10:17:50 EDT 2000


>If I had to pick only one apple to live with it would be Jonagold. 
Having heard that its a favorite apple of Europe, and other strong 
recommendations for it, I have purchased it a number of times, and 
*always* been disappointed.  Soft, no flavor, etc.  Have I just been 
getting bad Jonagolds?

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6


--- In nafex at egroups.com, Annette Kruzic and Robert Sweet 
<ubileen at e...> wrote:
> The best tasting apples that grow in your area? Worldwide? So many 
apples to
> choose from!   And taste is so subjective.
> If I had to pick only one apple to live with it would be Jonagold. 
It does so
> much so well. But I would much rather have other apples to 
complement such as
> Hudson's Golden Gem, Belle de Boskoop, Freyburg, (which, 
incidentally, is
> described here by having a licorice taste. I don't like licorice, 
but I love the
> apple) Gravenstein, King, Akane, Melrose, oh, there are more, so 
many more!
> Good luck,
> Annette
> 
> Doreen Howard 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 
and
> > growers out there, how about your recommendations for the best 
tasting
> > apple?
> >
> > I've already started to photograph some apples--Black Gilliflower 
(which
> > 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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