[nafex] Gold Rush and Keepsake

Jolyn jolyn at tctwest.net
Mon Jan 30 18:50:05 EST 2012


Would you have a similar situation with Cocheco Plum??  I have been waiting 
for it to return to your catalog for 3 years.  I purchased it once but it 
succumbed to an early fall nasty low temp the year it was planted.
Thanks for your help.
Jolyn Evertz
Joliet, MT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Bunker" <john.p.bunker at gmail.com>
To: "Dave Griffin" <griffingardens at earthlink.net>; "nafex mailing list at 
ibiblio" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush and Keepsake


> We do sell Keepsake most years (on Antonovka) in the Fedco catalog.
> This year we did not have enough to offer it in the catalog (big
> seller when we do) but we do have enough trees to offer as a "special
> order".  If interested, please contact me directly.  we also offer
> GoldRush most years.
> Regards,
> John Bunker
> Fedco
> john at fedcoseeds.com
> www.fedcoseeds.com
> PO Box 520
> Waterville ME 04903
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> On Jan 29, 2012, at 9:02 PM, Dave Griffin wrote:
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>> I don't grow apples either but I have Keepsake too and love its
>> aromatics,
>> sweet flavor and hard crisp texture. You'd better know how to graft
>> if you
>> want to grow it though because it is hard to find finished trees for
>> sale
>> even in MN. This is because of its smaller than commercial size and
>> also
>> because it kind of got lost coming out of MN as it did in the shadow
>> of
>> Honeycrisp, (Ironically, DNA testing has now determined it is one
>> parent of
>> HC).  Goldrush and Keepsake - two different kinds of good storage
>> apples!
>>
>> Dave
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Melissa Kacalanos" <mijwiz at yahoo.com>
>> To: "Nate Steele D.C." <yeehaw502 at yahoo.com>; "nafex mailing list at
>> ibiblio" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:22 AM
>> Subject: Re: [nafex] Gold Rush
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>> 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.
>>
>>
>> Melissa
>> zone 5, central NY
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>> 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
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>> 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.
>> Mark
>> Cincinnati
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