[NAFEX] Apple Identification

Dean Kreutzer deankreutzer at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 18 15:34:07 EDT 2004


Hello Margie,

>The fruit diameter is 3 inches on average and the height is 2 inches. The 
>skin is golden yellow with a reddish streaked overcolour. I cannot provide 
>information on flesh colour as the samples I received were in poor 
>condition. It is a very sweet apple but a poor keeper. Fruit on the part of 
>the tree more exposed to sun ripen in mid August while those more in the 
>shade do not ripen until mid September. Any ideas?

This sounds like the Battleford apple, which is an average quality apple 
with good size but is definately not a good keeper.  It is very hardy, 
however but honestly pales in comparison to what can now be grown in the 
Canadian prairies.

Dean Kreutzer
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
USDA zone 3





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