[NAFEX] Gravenstein

Lon Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Nov 13 20:40:26 EST 2004

I suppose it depends on where you grow it.  Here in the Pacific NW it 
has been a favorite for decades.  I've never had any particular 
problems with it other than the fact that it's extremely vigorous.  On 
M7 it's a bigger tree than something like Golden Delicious on standard 
rootstock.  It's about the first apple to bloom, but it has a long 
enough bloom period that it's an extremely rare year that my tree 
doesn't have at least enough for the family.  It gets some mildew, and 
there will be a speck of scab here and there, but most of the fruit is 
usually sound without spray.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Nov 13, 2004, at 4:48 PM, Jack Wigal wrote:

Lon,   Ur mention of the Gravenstein  kinda jogged my memory as I've 
been wanting to get some info on it.  Got a scion last spring, and 
after starting it, I read somewhere that it is very disease prone. I've 
never seen one, so hope someone can  tell me a little about it, and 
what is the flavor and keeping quality?
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