[NAFEX] apples for drying
interverbis at videotron.ca
Mon Dec 8 13:45:17 EST 2008
Greetings Lisa and others,
> I've been unhappy with the apples we dried this year - they were too tart
> (Goldrush) or utterly bland and tasteless (mystery apple #2), and since we
> have opportunity to put in a few more trees, I'd like suggestions for good
> ones for drying. Ideally late, large, and disease resistant (although
> we've had next to no disease problems with the apples, just lots of worms)
I am not sure how Cortland would perform in zone 7, but they do well in zone
4 and 5. Cortland is a good apple for drying. Good taste and one major
advantage, it does not turn brown when exposed to air. The dried apples
pieces are a nice inviting yellowish fresh apple colour.... without the help
of lemon to prevent oxydization.
It is a late September apple...
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