[nafex] Gideon apple

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Wed May 9 23:52:59 EDT 2001

I don't grow Gideon, but from the information I have on it, it would ripen
in late September in northern zone 4 climate. Beach (Apples of NY) says
season is October (note that Beach's season relates to eating season rather
than picking season).
A picture I have of it shows a round apple (not conical), however Beach
says about its shape: "roundish conical or somewhat ovate, sometimes
inclined to oblong, angular."
Skin should be a waxy pale yellow with a pink blush on exposed cheek.
If you want I can send you the picture I have off list.

A 09:52 01.05.09 -0800, vous avez écrit :
>Claude and Vic, Last year I was apple exploring in upstate New York with my
>son.  It was Labor Day weedend and we found a very ancient tree with pale
>yellow conical shaped apples.  My son got to the tree first and took a bite
>out of one of the apples and said "Hey Dad this tastes just like an Asian
>pear."  The pale yellow skin was very thin, the flesh was white and very
>sweet but not exactly crisp or hard.  It may have been a little past its
>prime.  I sent photos to a few people and Lee Calhoun thought it might be
>Golden Sweet.  The apples did not have any sign of a pink blush but could
>this be a Gideon ?? They were fully ripe on Labor Day, when does Gideon
>ripen ??  If I scanned my photos on my iMac computer and sent them to you
>could either of you open them ???  Thanks  Jerry Appleseed

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