[NAFEX] Disease resistant apples for Minnesota

Richard J.Ossolinski ossoeo at verizon.net
Mon Apr 23 16:40:02 EDT 2007

Yes, an interesting tabulation from umn with a table that  listed  
Honeycrisp as being resistant to fireblight, which brought to mind this  
'05 post, also from MN:

>    I have fourteen varieties of apple and Honeycrisp is the first to  
> catch
> fireblight and it does it frequently.
> --  
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> www.bberryfarm.com

Any other growers of Honeycrisp have similar experience?

Gouldsboro, ME Zone 5

On Apr 22, 2007, at 6:40 PM, dwoodard at becon.org wrote:

> This is an interesting tabulation of resistance and susceptibility
> to several diseases for a number of mostly older apples grown by
> householders in Minnesota.
> I was interested to see a reminder of why Wolf River is a pretty good
> utility apple for zone 4 even if it's a bit on the bland side in
> flavour. In my limited experience the texture is quite nice when
> grown here in the Niagara Peninsula in Agriculture Canada zone 7a,
> near the northern limit of commercial peach growing.
> See
> <http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/ 
> p244apple-diseaseresistant.html>
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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