[NAFEX] Apple maggot resistance?

ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN hartmansfruit at msn.com
Wed Sep 9 10:09:41 EDT 2009

There are apple varieties that are more desirable to the apple maggot and some that are less desirable  I know this one person who had several apple trees at his place and a variety called Chehalis was always riddled with the apple maggot while the other varieties around it had very few if any.  He decided to take out the Chehalis because he wasn't getting any value from it.  Guess what happened to the other trees the next year?  Since the Chehalis was gone the apple maggot went for the other varieties and he didn't gain anything.

You might try bagging all the other apples except for the Haralson and see what happens.

Western Washington
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Fruth<mailto:jimfruth at charter.net> 
  To: NAFEX<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:38 AM
  Subject: [NAFEX] Apple maggot resistance?

      Are any apples known to be resistant to Apple Maggot?

      My Haralson apples bear zero Apple Maggot scars while Honey Crisp, 
  Parkland and Sweet 16 are riddled with maggots.  Others are less so.  Since 
  I was short handed this year, I left unbagged apples on the trees never 
  expecting this.  Unbagged infected apples are now being picked for a trip to 
  the landfill so, hopefully, there will be fewer maggots next year.

  Jim Fruth
  Brambleberry Farm
  Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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