[NAFEX] russet apple varieties
gardendiva at charter.net
Thu Dec 11 21:40:31 EST 2008
My favorite russet is Ashmead's Kernel. The fruit is hard, has an elegant sweet, spice flavor palate, stores well and is relatively disease tolerant. I bag apples, so the apple rust doesn't bother the fruit. My tree, on Bud 9, bore 2-1/2 bushels this October. The tree is four years old. I also have Pitsmaston Pineapple and don't like it as much as Ashmead's. Pitsmaston softens in storage and doesn't have the complexity of flavors that Ashmead's has.
Just my 2 cents worth,
Zone 4-b IL-WI Border, under a foot of snow cover already.
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