[nafex] Gold Rush in MN

Dave Griffin griffingardens at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 26 13:11:37 EST 2012

I don't spray at all. I lose a few to the carnivorous bugs but its not 
significant. No scab at all and no apple maggot yet.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Nave" <nave1 at comcast.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush in MN

> How much spraying do you have to do?
> Dan
> 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.
>> Dave
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