[nafex] Re: on Paula Red

Gord Hawkes logcabinorchard at cyberus.ca
Tue May 15 17:51:52 EDT 2001


Wow!  I'm quite surprised about the bad press on Paula Red.  Here in eastern
Ontario it is a flavourful apple that keeps 4 weeks in cold storage.  It is
quickly becoming a favourite of our pick-your-own customers.  It is one of
the most reliable bloomers and producers of any of our apple varieties.
It's growth habit is rather unsightly and it is difficult to prune but other
than that it'd be one of the last trees I would part with.

Best regards,


Gord Hawkes
Osgoode, Ontario
Canada, EH?
www.logcabinorchard.com

-----Original Message-----
From: victoria l. caron [mailto:vicaron at gis.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 9:39 AM
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nafex] Re: on Paula Red


Just for the record, I would have cut that sucker (no pun intended) down a
long
time ago but my husband won't let me. I mentioned again this year grafting
on to
one of the stock suckers, but it's not going to happen. I agree, I don't
know how
Paulared got so popular up here, certainly not for its flavor or pies. It
produces well with little if any scab problems. If the tree was out in the
field
it would surely have succumbed to some mysterious ailment by now, if you
know
what I mean .  .  .
Vic NH zone 3

"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:

> True - the fresh quality is uninspiring, though here in the NW it will
make
> acceptible pies.  The production is so lousy it isn't worth it, though.
The
> only people that grow it regularly, as I said, are people who want to win
> "biggest apple" contests.  That's it's only use.
> ----------
> >From: Ed & Pat Fackler <rocmdw at aye.net>
> >To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [nafex] tip bearing apples, espalier subjects
> >Date: Tue, May 15, 2001, 1:10 AM
> >
>
> >  Vic:  Give it up.  PaulaRed simply isn't worth the trouble, or at its
> >peak, it doesn't even make mediocre.
> >
> >     You wrote------------------
> >
> >> Spokane Beauty nf and its sports: Eve's Delight nf, Starking Giant nf,
and
> >> others - Strong tip bearer ... A fair number of people grow it around
here
> >> as it is the main variety that wins giant apple contests. (Lon
Rombough,
> >> Oregon)
> >
> >     My reponse--------
> >
> >     Lon-------------see above re: message to Vic.
>
>
>
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