[NAFEX] apple tree in clevlend

fuwa fuwa usagi fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com
Wed Aug 24 16:36:38 EDT 2011


Per Doug's excellent suggestion:

St. Patrick's Church
3610 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/05/st_patrick_catholic_church_clo.html

If anyone is considering this I would suggest you go there soon and find the apple tree(s)while they are in fruit so you can see them and then go back for scions in the spring/winter.

If you follow the url above yo will see the church was ordered closed though it is still open. 

fluffy

Message: 7
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:47:54 -0400
From: Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] of interest to preservationist
To: fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com, 	North American Fruit Explorers
	<nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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Fluffy One, can you provide the address in Cleveland (one presumes Ohio) 
or the denomination which might help to narrow things down?

Let's make things as easy as possible for our prospective fruit 
explorer.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


On 8/22/2011 9:02 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
>
> The fluffy one was one genealogical quest for his ancestors last week 
when he came across St. Patrick's Church in Clevland.
>
> Of interest to apple collectors is an apple tree in the church parking 
lot.  I carefully observed the tree and others and concluded it was 
probably planted when the first church was erected (St Patrick's was 
probably the second church on the site or founded after a previous 
church (i.e the graveyard is much older than the church's founding 
date).
>
> Anyway the parking lot holds a sweet yellow apple that tasted good 
even though it was far form ripe.  The tree itself did not show any 
signs of common diseases, the foliage was lush and outside of insect 
damage the apples were clean.  I also note the current tree is actually 
an outer shell with a newer tree having grown up inside it, so wither 
the top was destroyed in a storm and regrew or it hollowed out and 
regrew.  But the fruit that appeared to be the old tree appeared the 
same as the new inner tree.
>
> Even unripe, the apple was very pleasant to taste, sweet and very 
crisp (I loved the texture) even with the starchy aftertaste.
>
> At any rate<  I do not live in the are so I will not be able to obtain 
scions, but it may be of interest to some of you.
>
> If anyone goes after a scion I would appreciate hearing of it and how 
it turns out.
>
> Btw St Patrick's is being closed so time may be of the essence.
>
> Kindest regards,
>
> tfb
>



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