[NAFEX] Overlooked apple
franc at oregonfast.net
Sun Nov 3 22:05:37 EST 2002
Ginda Fisher wrote:
> One excellent eating apple that gets overlooked a lot is the McCoun -
> it wasn't even listed in the otherwise excellent "Apples for the 20th
> Century". I guess that it's only grown locally (in the north east).
> It is considered a "Macintosh type" apple, and it has a similar flavor
> to the Mac. To my palette, it is not as rich in aromatics as a good
> mac, but it gets sweeter and keeps a little better than a mac. It
> also has a terrific crunch. It is nearly as crunchy as a honeycrisp,
> but it's softer (easier to chew) and juicier than a honeycrisp. It
> also holds up better in pie and such than a mac, although it can be
> cooked down to a good sauce. It looks similar to a macintosh, but is
> not as flat, and has slightly square shoulders.
> Does anyone know why this apple is so rarely mentioned? Does it not
> grow well elsewhere? It is not a rare apple - there's a huge market
> for it in the Boston area.
> Ginda Fisher
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I grow Macoun her on the Oregon coast and it is no where as well
producing as it was in CA.
There it was very productive.
Here it is a good bloomer but not too many set.
Those that set have a lot of defects.
They were very clear in CA.
So the location makes a great difference.
Jonamacs do very well here as do macfrees
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