[nafex] Cub scout Project - Apple

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Mon Mar 5 20:21:23 EST 2001


This leads me to comment that Antonovka has a bad reputation (for fruit
quality) in this country.  Yet I know a couple of Russian emigrants who
have told me how much they miss Antonovka apples.  Their description, in
general terms, is similar to the "official" descriptions:  yellow, tart,
etc.  Is this just because they got fresher apples in Russia than at
Safeway?  Are there differing strains of Antonovka?  I've read that it
grows reasonably true from seed, so this seems plausible.

Can the scouts earn a second badge by grafting something that is popular
here on those Antonovka seedlings?

Enjoying the snowfall in the Northeast,
Ginda Fisher


Thomas Olenio wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have in excess of 3,000 Antonovka seeds... hence the idea for a good use
> for them.
> 
> Tom
> 
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
> 
> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 jhecksel at voyager.net wrote:
> 
> > I suggest you consider Snow/Fameues apple as it originated in Canada and
> > comes fairly true to type from seed (if you can get them).  It has also
> > been more resistant to scab than McIntosh and higher quality than
> > Antonovka.  But that is just my two cents (US).
> >
> > Thomas Olenio wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello All,
> > >
> > > The Cub Scouts are contemplating growing apple trees from seeds to sell on
> > > Apple Day in the fall, any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Traditionaly (at least in our area) Scouts sell apples door-to-door as a
> > > fundraiser in the fall.
> > >
> > > We are thinking of using some Antivoka apple seeds that we were donated to
> > > grow trees from seed and sell them as well.  Growing a tree from seed is
> > > also a badge activity.
> > >
> > > Any ideas on how to approach this project?  Seeds are in the fridge now.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Tom
> > >
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> > > Thomas Olenio
> > > Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
> > >
> > >
> > >
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