[NAFEX] Golden Russet apple in Z5-6 NY
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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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
> 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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