[NAFEX] Liveland Raspberry
breen at fedcoseeds.com
Fri Sep 9 10:07:35 EDT 2005
Just the confirmation I needed. For the life of my I can't figure out why Liveland
Raspberry is not more planted or touted. I always find grafting to be a much more
pleasant and nearly magical experience when I am grafting a variety that is really
good. After tasting L. Raspberry, any thought of grafting drudgery has been
Hands itchy for my knife and parafilm,
zone 4, Maine
On Thu Sep 8 18:58 , 'kieran or donna' <redherring at tnaccess.com> sent:
> Has anyone else eaten this apple? Can someone comment on whether L.
>a great intense flavor? This apple purporting to be L. Raspberry that I ate
>best flavored early apple I have ever eaten. The descriptions are relatively
>same, and pictures likewise, but I find no mention of the good flavor in the
>references I have. Really could be described as raspberry-like.
>Heron, Yes, I have picked up apples two years running from under a nice big
>healthy looking tree that the owner claims is Liveland Raspberry. Said his
>dad planted it nearly 30 years ago. I was thrilled by the flavor last year,
>the crop was smaller this year and I got fewer that were perfectly ripe, but
>still it was a better apple than any of the other early types I have
>encountered either. The flavor is intense, with a good bite to it, but
>plenty sweet enough, and the texture is good, doesn't go mushy like the
>others when ripe, though it cooks soft. A bit raspberryish, yes. Really a
>good all purpose apple, which is more than I can say for YT or Lodi or
>Striped June, (which overbears tiny fruits on it's "on" years), or Red June,
>which I quite dislike. There's another one about the same time, a great
>flat yellow apple, local to TN and KY, gets terrible CAR. Probably followed
>shortly by the Horse Apple, which is tarter than LR, but very good. (Wish
>mine would decide to grow. It started out on some kind of rootstock the
>wooly apple aphids adore, I grafted from it to a stock that seems resistant,
>but is sure taking it's time.) Rome probably comes in about the same time,
>but it's a really ho-hum, "well it's the only thing coming in right now so I
>guess we may as well eat them" sort of apple. My only worry is that the
>lack of cedar trees in town has let none of the telltale yellow spots that
>tell me the trees will do poorly out in the sticks where there are cedars
>everywhere. If it rains here next year, my little grafted tree will tell me
>whether I need to send it to a nice safe backyard in town. Donna
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