[NAFEX] Golden Russet nursery origins
Judson L. Frisk
JLFRISK at IOWATELECOM.NET
Wed Oct 14 18:36:54 EDT 2009
I do have Jonagold. Unfortunately it is in a biannual bearing pattern and I
had a huge crop last year and very few apples this year. It has been hardy
for me. I find it a good and flavorful apple in most years. I do not have
good luck with most of the Minnesota introductions such as Sweet 16 or
Elstar. I doubt that Honeygold would do very good here. I believe we get
too hot during a normal summer. My favorite apples are Chieftain, Empire,
Jonagold, Golden Russet, Ashmead's Kernal, and for an early August-September
apple, Mollie's Delicious. Judson L. Frisk
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Douglas Woodard
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:59 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Golden Russet nursery origins
Judson, do you have Jonagold and if so how is it doing?
I've read that it likes a coolish growing climate by North American
standards but that it is not very winter-hardy, and I'm curious.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Judson L. Frisk wrote:
> I used to have Roxbury Russet but it was very unsuccessful in our SW
> Iowa Z5 climate, so I took it out. Golden Russet and Ashmead's Kernal
> both are late apples for us usually ripening in October. We have had a
> cool wet summer and our fall is 20 degrees cooler than normal so both
> russets are not ripening well. My Early Golden persimmon is not going
> to have very many ripe fruits. But my Empire apples have colored to a
> purple beauty and our keeping better than in a hot fall. Judson L. Frisk
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