[NAFEX] Golden Russet apple in Z5-6 NY
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 16:30:01 EDT 2009
Nice that people are getting excited about apples here. That time of the
I think that as grown here Golden Russet is a consistent winner in taste
tests- it's one of the most popular antiques. I have even read in the
trades about its special desirability as a sweet cider apple where contest
winners credit lots of GR in the mix for their exceptional product.
Wouldn't think of it as a hard cider apple though.
It is one of the richest apples I've ever eaten and although It's acidic
compared to many modern varieties- it is still extremely sweet when fully
ripe- it's actually syrupy. However, it is called Golden Russet for a
reason- not Emerald Russet. If it's green it can't be ripe.
What I don't like about it is that it attracts coddling moths and hornets
like a welcome sign. It is not the easiest to grow under a low-spray
program. It also takes a long time to come into bearing on my rootstock of
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