[nafex] Gold Rush in MN
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Wed Jan 25 22:06:55 EST 2012
How much spraying do you have to do?
On 1/25/2012 1:10 PM, Dave Griffin wrote:
> Gold Rush has been unexectedly successful for me in central MN, zone 4a.
> Hardiness is not absolute with one tree dead but the other one
> surviving -30F two winters of its 6 total years planted. It never really
> ripens on the tree - when it has to be picked in November for cold it is
> still very green and hard as a rock, but ripens to great flavor in storage.
> I've got about 100 seedlings from crosses with 4 earlier and hardier apples
> including Zestar and Goodland but won't see any fruit from them for a couple
> of more years. Gold Rush is a very clean apple too. So you northerners don't
> shy away from trying this one because it's not rated hardy and you can't eat
> it off the tree, it's differences from other apples extend to the great
> flavor, storage time and other fruit quality too.
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