[nafex] Gold Rush

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Sun Jan 29 08:35:04 EST 2012

I love my Keepsake tree.  It is not a common favorite though.  In dry Idaho
there is no sooty blotch issue.  But here all trees are vulnerable to
coddling moth.  

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Melissa Kacalanos
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush

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>
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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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