[NAFEX] apple ID assist please?
JCooper at lewiston.k12.id.us
Mon Dec 12 17:37:12 EST 2005
We have a "Spur Gold Blush", late, Oct., mostly green until ripe, with a slight blush 10% of red on 10% of the apples, looks similar to Golden Del. without the spots. Its skin will have a waxy feel and this apple keeps very well, we had some until Apr. last year.
It's flavor gets better after storage for a month, from the green/yellow color it changes to a nice yellow color and better flavor now in Nov/Dec. Juicy and a bit tany with some charactor? acid ?
We bought it several years ago at C & O in WA. I don't think they still sell it now though.
>>> tanistanis at hotmail.com 12/12/2005 11:42 AM >>>
I understand there is now software which can be downloaded and used to ID
apples from descriptions. For a couple reasons, I can't use it, so I have
to pick the brains of NAFEXlisters instead.
Nov 14 I collect apples from an old tree (not ancient) which had half its
apples on the tree & half on the ground. (This is rather late, for this
area.) Similar to Gold.Del. in appearance & flavor & texture. A bit more
crisp, & flavor had more character & some tartness-- especially in the
slightly greener apples picked from the tree. Skins are more glossy than
Gold.Del., and any red on them is in small spots, rather than the occasional
I didn't take the time to study leaves for disease signs, nor to find the
tree's current care-taker to learn the recent care regimen nor history.
This is the time-consuming part, and I figure if it is a common known
variety I'll just skip it.
Thanks for any ideas.
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