[nafex] Was: Apple Recom; Now: Is This Black Gilliflower

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Sat Sep 30 09:30:51 EDT 2000

Hi, me again, we had a lull and I had a chance to read some of the responses to
your question. If you look back in the Spring 2000 Pomona, you will see that I
make a reference to Sheepnose. I've seen one and it was as you described it to
be. I will check my ref. books, I beleive sheepnose was widely used to describe
apples with similar form. These, I seem to recall, included Black Gilliflower
and Yellow Bellflower. I will check to be sure and get back to you

Doreen Howard wrote:

> Thanks everyone for all the apple suggestions!  I'm going to have fun
> photographing and eating my way through all your suggestions.  I have
> contacted Jill Vorbeck and will be getting some apples from Applesource to
> photograph.  BTW, Ed Fackler, it was Jill who said that I had Black
> Gilliflower.  I bought it at Appleberry Farms near Madison, WI, and it was
> labeled Sheepnose.  Jill said that there wasn't a Sheepnose variety, and it
> was probably Black Gilliflower.  Comments, anyone??  It's a pretty apple
> (green and dark red stripes), sheep nose shape and has wonderful
> taste--slightly sweet, crisp, almost juicy and has a clean finish.
> Doreen Howard

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