[NAFEX] crabs, apple-crabs

Jim Bastian bastianjim at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 29 15:40:41 EDT 2008

I've got a crab here that I find exceptional. I have no idea what it is. I grafted two trees for myself this spring on to bud 118 rootstock.  I've posted photos and a brief description here: 
If anybody knows what it is please contact me. 
Plainfield NH
zone 4ish

--- On Fri, 8/29/08, Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:

From: Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
Subject: [NAFEX] crabs, apple-crabs
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Friday, August 29, 2008, 12:45 PM

At 06:47 PM 8/28/2008, Eddie wrote:

If you want a Really good crab, try a Hewes Virginia crab.  One of the best apples I have ever eaten.  Really tasty.
Centennial and Kerr(both Dolgo offspring, with Wealthy & Haralson being the respective 'apple' parents, if I recall correctly ) are really good, too - Centennial ripens early July here, Kerr in early August.
Centennial is very sweet & juicy, Kerr a bit more tart, with sort of a 'wine' undertone.
Centennial averages around 2" diameter, and slightly longer than wide, Kerr, about 1.5".
I'd hoped I'd get some fruit on Chestnut & Wickson crabs this year, as I consistently see rave reviews on them, but it didn't happen.  There are a number of black walnut seedlings in the same bed with those young trees - I've GOT to move those apples to another spot!

Lucky Pittman
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
Hopkinsville, KY _______________________________________________
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