[NAFEX] [NAFEX) Apple flavor, Jerry's comments
tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 6 10:01:16 EDT 2006
How are these trees on disease tolerance? Yes, chance seedlings w/ useable fruit
are not uncommon, but good fruit w/ low disease incidence are rare!
--- ginda.us wrote:
> ...My uncle has a 12-hour summer apple tree - it might be closer to an 8
> hour tree, actually. It's not a named variety, it's one of four he
> grew from seeds in his youth. It's a medium small, attractive yellow
> apple, and the taste (directly off the tree) is excellent, with a
> soft but crisp texture. No need to store them for a couple of weeks
> - the tree ripens its apples gradually over several weeks on its
> own. you just need to pick today's fruit when you want to eat it.
> Yesterday's fruits are soft and bruised, but still okay for juice.
> (His experience makes me think it's not that hard to grow a useful
> backyard tree from seed. Of the four he planted, two were worth
> eating, although the other is too sweet and not acid enough for my
> taste. The other two were bitter, but might have been fine for
> cider. He pulled them out before I had a chance to try them.
> Obviously none had commercial potential, but a long ripening season
> is a virtue in a backyard tree, and a virtue that's rarely found in
> named cultivars.)
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