[nafex] Gold Rush
Nate Steele D.C.
yeehaw502 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 26 02:35:51 EST 2012
It's also a shame that my Gold Rush isn't able to finish ripening in my temperate Pacific Maritime climate. :-( The tree has great vigor and heavy production but the apples hang on the tree until the first good freeze when they begin to rot. They never develop much flavor or size. Still they were far enough along to go in the cider press and I let them sit for a day after grinding to help convert a few more starches to sugars before pressing. Turned out pretty good!
Whidbey Island, Washington
From: mark wessel <growyourown at earthlink.net>
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Subject: [nafex] Gold Rush
Every year I buy a box of Gold Rush apples at a local produce market that sources them from an almost local orchard. This years were purchased about a week before thanksgiving.
At the time of purchase the apples were so intensely sweet and intensely sour and extremely crunchy, that they were nearly inedible. I could only finish half an apple. I was a bit bummed, but I knew they would transform into the apple I love. They have transformed. Gold Rush is an amazing apple. An incredible balance of Sweet, Acid and Flavor with great texture. Not only that, they store very well. My supply should hold out till April. Then my thoughts will turn to berries. It is a shame that it isnt a common supermarket variety.
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