[NAFEX] Early Apples

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Sat Sep 6 15:03:49 EDT 2003

At 05:57 AM 9/6/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>If you are in the north, Centennial crab makes a great slow growing,
>excellent tasting, crisp disease free apple for early to mid-August.  If
>you're south it would turn mushy too fast.  Here in Wisconsin it ripens over
>several weeks and is the first really crisp apple of the year.

Centennnial is a tasty little apple-crab here in southern KY, but ripens in 
early to mid July in my orchard - and you have to pick it as soon as it 
starts to show any amount of red blushing, or it does indeed, become mealy 
and tasteless pretty quickly.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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