[NAFEX] Roxbury Russet and Ashmead's Kernel Z6 NY

Lee Reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Thu Oct 15 05:45:31 EDT 2009

Alan, glad to hear about your Hudson's, only because mine were the  
same this year -- very warty with rotten spots, etc. Still, I like the  
apple so much that I cut out the good spots. And hopefully next year  
we'll both be back to good apples of this variety.

Lee Reich, PhD

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On Oct 14, 2009, at 6:29 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:

> Ginda pretty much nailed the contrast of a properly ripened  
> Ashmead's K. to a Golden Russet.  I would say in my experience  
> Ashmead is a lot like Cox- same intense acid with all that sugar-  
> too intense for some.  Ashmead is just a bit grainier- but not in a  
> bad way.
> Roxbury Russet is very productive here, so far I have much better  
> luck with it than Golden Russet but my GRuss are young and the RRus  
> is on M26 and is about 30 years old- it bears good crops every year  
> and is not as attractive to CM as GRus.
> I agree with Lee that Hudson's Golden Gem is quite a good apple-  
> especially if you're into low-acid.  This year my crop of HGG was a  
> complete disaster though, with all kinds of coddling moth damage and  
> corking.  Not a single apple I grow here suffered nearly as much.  I  
> think the rain may have diluted my low spray too much for adequate  
> CM control but it was only my HGG and Korean Giant pear that  
> suffered the consequences.  Maybe Hudson's needs extra calcium- I  
> don't know.
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