[nafex] Cub scout Project - Apple

jhecksel at voyager.net jhecksel at voyager.net
Tue Mar 6 09:23:33 EST 2001


> "Antonovka" is a family name, not a variety specific.  When looking
for winter
> hardy breeding material 30 years ago, I collected the Antonovkas
that USDA  and
> others had earlier brought in from Russia.  These are now in the
clonal repository here at Geneva -- Antonovka 1.5 Pounds (=A.
Polutorafuntovaya), A. Debnicka, A.Kamenichka,  A.Michurin, A.
Monasir, A. Shafran, and A. Zheltaia.  These are 7 distinct varieties.

A. Shafran has an interesting description:
"Comments:: Medium, yellow with red blush and stripes with lacy
russet. Late season. Flesh; pale yellow, crisp, juicy, spicy,
vigorous, large leaves. Very good keeper, self-fertile."

If you try grafting, you might see if you can get scion of a crabapple
named Scugog.  It is a pretty, red flowered crab with attractive golf-
ball sized fruit.  I seem to remember that you are in the Toronto
metropolitan area (Beautiful city!) and there is a Lake Scugog east of
the city.  I assume that the cultivar was named for the lake.



 

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