[NAFEX] a disturbing observatio on honeycrip apples

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 13:05:55 EDT 2008

I'll just throw in one more confirmation, I spoke to a commercial orchardist
in the area who says that Japanese beetles do not touch his other apples,
but strip the Honeycrisps of leaves in a bad year. Yum!


On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 12:44 AM, Steve <sdw12986 at aol.com> wrote:

> Doreen Howard wrote:
> > Same here.  The Japanese beetles have left alone every apple except
> > Honeycrisp.  They have not touched the Asian pears, apricot or cherry,
> just
> > the Honeycrisp.  Of course, they've demolished the grapes and all the
> roses.
> > What is it about Honeycrisp that attracts them?  I have nine apple
> > varieties, two Asian pears, one apricot and one cherry planted in beds
> where
> > the trees are about 12 feet apart.  It makes no sense to me.  Hopefully,
> a
> > breeder or researcher on this listserv will have some answers.
> > Doreen Howard
> > IL-WI Border, Zone 4b
> Obviously, the Honeycrisp leaves are as delicious to Japanese Beetles
> and the apples are to us.
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