[nafex] Sweetest Apple

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon May 14 20:11:46 EDT 2001

One of the sweetest juice I have measured was from Rubinette apples:
density of 1.070. Some crabs are also very sweet but, since they are also
very acid, we don't feel the sweetness. Here, Liberty tested average-high -
about the same as Cortland, Empire, Akane and Lobo: density between 1.055
and 1.060. Other higher density juices I have tested came from Honeygold
(1.062 - 1.066), Golden Russet (1.064 - 1.068) and Ribston Pippin (1.063).

I also agree that commercially grown apples of the same variety has a lot
less sugar than home grown. 

Claude, Qubec.

A 19:30 01.05.14 -0000, vous avez écrit :
>I can only say that the storebought apples have been pitifully low in 
>sugar. The apple that was by far the highest in sugar (specific 
>gravity as measured by a hydrometer) of all the local and store 
>bought apples was an apple I have of unknown origin. Ed Fackler says 
>that Florina is so sweet that it is too sweet. Since he tasted the 
>apple I mentioned previously I can assume probably that Florina is 
>sweeter (or he would have said so). I haven't tested Wickson Crab or 
>Florina yet, hoping to fruit them soon. I will do another test this 
>year and will let you know, we'll try Honeycrisp and see how it 
>rates. I would expect Liberty to be fairly high also, in a good year.
>Kevin B
>PS, to do your own tests a hydrometer (sp?) is cheap, less than ten 
>bucks.  A juicer works great as a way to extract the liquid for the 


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