[nafex] Gideon apple

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon May 7 23:06:32 EDT 2001


Vic, 
Gideon is an apple that is very well liked by Daryl Hunter in New
Brunswick. Daryl is a NAFEX member, but I don't think he is on this list.
He is however on the Apple-crop list and he wrote these lines about Gideon: 
"One of the heritage varieties that I'd never part with is Gideon, with its
delicate skin and its very juicy, pear flavored flesh that often has water
core. This cold hardy variety is handsome to look at with its porcelain
like bright yellow skin and pink blush, and it seldom has scab even in our
scab prone region.  However, the very things I like about Gideon - the
tender skin and the sugary water core, make it a poor commercial apple.  It
is also strongly biennial."
If you want, I have a picture of Gideon that I could send off list to you.
Claude


A 10:11 01.05.07 +0000, vous avez écrit :
>ps - The companion tree to the crab I found seems to match Gideon. I don't
>know how this variety could have arrived in northern Vermont as one of three
>younger trees growing not far from the largest spreading Wolf River I have
>yet to find. I have eliminated all other early yellow blushed varieties and
>keep coming up with Gideon. Does anyone know of this variety being grown in
>the northeast?
>vic zone 3 NH
>

 

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