[nafex] Gold Rush

Melissa Kacalanos mijwiz at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 29 08:22:21 EST 2012

We subscribed to an organic fruit CSA last year, which included many different apples. Almost all of them had some sort of flaw that would have gotten them thrown out of a supermarket: bugs, botches, etc. But 'Goldrush' was flawless. Now that they've had time to mature in the fridge, they're starting to get tasty, too. I'd sworn I wouldn't plant apples because they were too much trouble, but 'Goldrush' is tempting.

The most delicious apple in our CSA share was 'Keepsake' which was as bug-free as 'Goldrush' but covered with sooty blotch. Wonderfully aromatic and sweet, though.

zone 5, central NY

From: mark wessel <growyourown at earthlink.net>
To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:59 PM
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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