[nafex] Is this a Whitney Crab?

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Wed Jan 2 17:28:48 EST 2002


Kevin,
I had a look at the picture and these apples appear different than the
Whitney's I have harvested. Yours look a bit like Kerr. Now, it is also
possible that my Whitney is a bad identification...
About Kerr, I must say that those I harvested this summer were the most
amazing fruit I have tasted in my life - such a mixture of high sugar, high
acidity with strawberry aftertaste was just incredible.
You can see a picture of Kerr at the following WWW page:
http://www.alaska.net/~lammers/Kerr.jpg
and compare with the one you tasted.
Claude

A 20:15 01.12.31 -0000, vous avez écrit :
>If you know what a Whitney Crab looks like, please click on "Photos" 
>to the left of your screen, under where you usually click on 
>"Messages" (yes in Yahoo groups, its right over there to the left, 
>little further, yeah that's right, click on Photos and you'll see a 
>new screen with a thumbnail that says "Whitney Maybe", click on it to 
>enlarge it.)
>
>My friend planted a tree many years ago, somebody came by and said it 
>was a Whitney Crab. I never much cared what it was until last summer 
>when it was decidedly the best apple I've ever had. I had tasted it 
>for many years but wasn't impressed, but this year, wow.
>Anyway, I don't expect that you can say for sure that it is a Whitney, 
>but can anyone say for sure that it isn't? (I've never seen one) The 
>flesh is yellow, the flavor is intense, highly sweet and tart. Stays 
>that way for about a week and then becomes mealy.
>
>Thanks much
>Kevin B
>

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