[NAFEX] Golden Russet apple

Ed Fackler ed.fackler at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 09:57:36 EDT 2009


Brian:

     I was never that impressed with it's flavor even when fully mature.
And it is hyper sensitive to fireblight.

ed

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Raby, Brian <brian.raby at roche.com> wrote:

> Wanted to throw this out to the audience.  My friend and I are beginning
> our experiment with apples to test for our hard cider brew.  He had heard
> that Golden Russets were a good apple to use in the mix so last weekend he
> bought a bushel to press and test.
>
> I've got one at my desk right now and as I'm chomping into it, I'm not very
> impressed with the flavor or the juiciness (concerned about how much liquid
> we will get from the pressing).  Kind of reminds me of Honeycrisp with the
> snap that you get when you bite into it.
>
> Is this one of those apples that getting better as it sits?  I'd say the
> apple was picked a little premature because the exterior, except for the
> russeting, is more green than yellow.  But then, I don't know much about the
> apple.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Brian
> Zone 5a/b
> Sheridan, IN
>
>
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