[NAFEX] heirloom apple varieties versus modern

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Fri Feb 4 20:08:10 EST 2011

Alan wrote : 
I can't stand by when someone suggests that heirloom varieties are superior
to modern ones.

Alan, you are totally right...
It is like for motor cars - the best car is the one that fulfills your
needs and your budget.
The best apples are those that will grow well in your terroir and give
superior fruit in that particular place. Whether that apple is a new or an
ancient variety is totally irrelevant. The only thing is that each grower
has to find the varieties that will be great for him...

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