[nafex] Crab apple disease resistance

Dr. Lucky Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Tue Apr 8 10:50:06 EDT 2014


I'm not so sure the sugar content idea is salient, Sherwin.  
I don't have a brix-ometer, but Centennial and Jim Bastian's Orange Crab are
two of the sweetest apples I grow.  Both crabs, and minimal insect damage,
compared to most larger apples. 

Lucky

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Why so few crab apples have curculio, apple maggot or coddling moth? I don't
know. But we do observe it.

Richard,

I would think that the usually tougher skin of the crab apples and their
lower sugar content would play a big role in their not attracting these
pests.

                    Sherwin Dubren
                   Morton Grove, IL
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