[NAFEX] Apple flavor

Dennis Norton dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Thu Apr 6 17:48:15 EDT 2006

<Turns me off of eating apples.>

Chris, say it ain't so!!

With over 7,000 know varieties of apples worldwide, I think you could surely 
find at least one you could fall in love with!  For me it's a fresh picked 
home grown Royal Empire.  Honeycrisp ain't bad either, but give me a Royal 
Empire any time!

We have all of these varieites for many reasons such as disease 
resitance,etc. but taste has played an important role.  And taste varies as 
much as there are people in the world.  Flavor is why we have cultivars and 
grafting.  We know that a variety perpetuated through seeds eventually loses 
it's original flavor and characteristics.  Grafting to rootstock assures us 
of maintaining the true original qualities of the cultivar plus many other 
things.  Ergo, NAFEX!

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mauch1 at aol.com
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
  Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 3:24 PM
  Subject: [NAFEX] Apple flavor

   <<I accuse
  him of not being able to differentiate texture from flavor. He doesn't 
  for them when mealy ripe which I do. For myself, a Red Delicious apple 
  in storage and no longer crisp is a delicious apple.  For my wife and I, a 
  day old Mutsu is the very best apple! Even Gold Rush becomes eatable after

  And I thought it was only my father growing up at the end of the 
Depression and
  during WWII who liked mealy apples.  But given the variety in the world 
there had
  to be someone else.  Growing up, my Dad would say - try one of these, 
  really good!  Many times it would be a mealy awful apple.

  I admit I like a crisp apple, but there's other soft apples that I like 
such as Yellow
  Delicious.  I'm even happy when I find them starting to wrinkle.  But 
every Rome
  I've ever tasted, many Red D's and most MacIntoshes have been soft, 
meally, with
  low sweetness and not much juice.  Turns me off of eating apples.

  Chris Mauchline
  SE PA, zone 6
  40° 5' N 75° 51'W
  ~650 ft elevation 
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