[NAFEX] Mutsu Apple

Big Swede jfrisk at pionet.net
Tue Sep 9 22:42:35 EDT 2003

Criterion has never been very winter hardy here in SW Iowa as it didn't
winter off very well.  It seemed to go into dormancy late so had heavy
winter damage.  I do not believe any of the orchards plant it anymore.  It
was a good apple that kept well in common storage because of its waxy skin.
Judson L. Frisk
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Yellman" <dyellman at earthlink.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 3:24 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Mutsu Apple

> Mark:
> Certainly agree with Ed that your apple doesn't sound like a Mutsu,
> which I grow here and is a round, slighly flattened apple.  I also have
> Criterion, which is a dead ringer for Red Delicious in size and shape,
> but greenish in color unless it is left to hang very late, at which
> point it turns yellow with a pink blush.  Criterion is very crisp, but
> if near ripe I would not describe it as a tart apple, no more so than
> Red Delicious.  I use it almost exclusively to produce dried apples, a
> use for which it is admirably suited.
> Miller Nurseries has carried Criterion for many years as one of their
> flagship apples, and the possibility of a mixup certainly exists.
> Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
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