[NAFEX] Foxwhelp cider apple and victoria limbertwig
cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Wed Nov 26 13:31:58 EST 2008
This is a quite common problem. It has been discussed some time ago on the
Cider Digest - most (if not all) people - including myself - that acquired
Foxwhelp found they had something else, and that apple is now often called
Fauxwhelp (meaning Falsewhelp). I was told that the orchard in England
where the scion wood was originally taken for exporting in USA had many
trees whose rootstock had taken over the variety, so we might have the
stock fruit. Others think it might be a seedling of Foxwhelp. It might also
be simply a tagging error...
What is annoying is some people still think they have Foxwhelp and keep on
dissiminating this false Foxwhelp.
So, may this make you feel better, you are not alone in this boat!
Claude, in Quebec.
At 13:07 2008-11-26, you wrote:
>Some years ago in a cider-apple fit, I got a foxwhelp on M26 from
>Raintree. It had a decent little crop this year. However, what I got
>was rather large red-streaked-over-yellow or green apples that ripened
>in late August and tasted pretty good fresh or cooked. I'd have
>guessed cider apples weren't tasty fresh, and on rechecking the raintree
>catalog, they are supposed to be small apples that ripen in October.
>So I can't imagine I have the same apple. What might I have?
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