[NAFEX] Non-Traditional Apples

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Jun 2 21:52:42 EDT 2005

Oddly enough, I have a seedling apple that bore it's first good crop 
last year that fits your description.  Good solidly striped color, 
clean, disease resistant fruit, absolutely tasteless.  No sugar, no 
acid, no flavor.  I topworked it this year, but left some side limbs 
that could still provide scions if you are serious.
-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 Jun 2, 2005, at 6:48 PM, Geoffrey Tolle wrote:


     I just had a thought that some of you apple people might be able to 
address. The various characteristics of apples differ considerably from 
variety to variety. I am wondering if there are apples that are 
essentially non-sweet, non-acidic? I ask because it occurred to me that 
I've tried a "wild" apple or two that, with just a bit more tweaking 
(or selecting), might usable as substitute for root crops such as 
carrots, turnips, and/or potatoes. This could provide much of the 
nutrition and texture of such crops without the neccessity of 
disturbing the soil structure to obtain them. Thanks for your thoughts 
on this matter.

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