[NAFEX] Dolgo crab
loneroc at mwt.net
Sat Sep 10 08:32:42 EDT 2005
Centennial is also disease free--no fungus or insect problems here. It is a
superior eat to Dolgo.
Steve H. Lone Rock, WI
----- Original Message -----
From: "kieran or donna" <redherring at tnaccess.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 7:54 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Dolgo crab
> ....the baccata parentage of Dolgo
> Dolgo is wonderful! It never has a speck of disease, keeps it's leaves
> summer when other crabapples go bald here. The fruit are attractive, look
> like plums actually, and they fall when they are just right, though I have
> been known to actually pick some off the tree. The flavor is really sweet
> and really sour, kids love them, though you can't eat very many. Most
> I remembered to get over to the college to pick them up. I washed,
> and sieved them for wonderful dark reddish apple butter. Unfortunately
> college knocked down the building next to the two trees and I didn't
> the trees were going too. Never did get a graft off it, kept meaning to.
> Unless Centennial has some advantages over Dolgo, I'd go with Dolgo.
> it disease resistant? Oh, stupid question coming from me, all I have to
> is consult Father Fiala's book... " disease resistant over 20 years of
> testing, with only an occasional mild scab". Sounds like it may be a bit
> bigger than Dolgo. Says Dolgo is subject to slight acab and fireblight.
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