[NAFEX] Golden Russet apple in Z5-6 NY

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Tue Oct 13 17:13:55 EDT 2009

One of my favorite golden apples that happens also to be russeted is  
Hudson's Golden Gem.

Lee Reich, PhD

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A Northeast Gardener's Year
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Weedless Gardening
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Landscaping with Fruit

On Oct 13, 2009, at 4:30 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:

> Nice that people are getting excited about apples here.  That time  
> of the year.
> 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 choice, 111.
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