[nafex] Redflesh apple ID

del stubbs pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 3 18:23:21 EST 2001

>Vic shared scions from her Hampshire seedling with me this spring, and
>while I may or may not be impressed with the fruit when it bears, I will 
>say that it has the darkest purple wood I've ever seen - looks like someone 
>squashed a pokeberry on it.  Don't know if that pigment is color fast, 
>Lucky Pittman

Lucky, red is the least color fast of the colors wood has generaly. But if 
it holds true to color it has real value after the tree is past prime for 
bearing fruit or ornament, certainly beyond the value of firewood. An 
exception is the nut version of pistachio, which at first is a rather bland 
pink turning deeper red with sunlight.  Del

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