[nafex] Pacific Rose apple?

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Wed Sep 6 17:12:40 EDT 2000


I bought some New Zealand Braeburns this summer.  They were excellent.

Sad to say, I look for the NZ sticker on apples.  Maybe it's just that
my supermarket only carries seasonal stuff from down under, and carries
Washington State stuff all year 'round.  I do also look for locally
grown fruit, which is usually quite tasty, although often a little
rougher in appearance than the Washington stuff.

Ginda Fisher
Eastern Massachusetts

"victoria l. caron" wrote:
> 
> This is just a conclusion drawn from personal observation. Concerning the
> declining quality and flavor of Braeburn; when it was first available in the
> market here, all the fruit had little New Zealand stickers on them. I was
> impressed, it was just ripening down under and we were getting seasonal not
> stored fruit. No offense to anyone, but it seems the flavor has been inferior
> or lacking in recent years when the fruit is stickered from
> Washington.State?!?!?!
> 
> Gene Spears wrote:
> 
> >
> >         A recent & tasty addition to the local supermarkets is the "Pacific
> > Rose" apple.  Anyone have any culture info on this variety?  It must be
> > fairly new - not in the old "Fruit....Inventory".
> >
> >         On a related matter, I've noticed something about apple varieites
> > that make it big time & show up in the supermarket chains.  When they first
> > came out, I couldn't find a mediocre Fuji or Braeburn apple - all tasted
> > great.  But after a couple of years, most of the ones I now buy from the
> > market are mealy & bland.  Maybe there's a law, the "Law of Diminishing
> > Quality", that states that as an apple becomes more widely cultivated (and
> > stored) its average (consumer) quality invariably drops.  Oh, well, I guess
> > that's why we grow them......
> >
> > gene
> > spears at lmc.edu



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