[nafex] Crab apple disease resistance
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Tue Apr 8 12:30:00 EDT 2014
Not sure about Centennial or Orange Crab, but Burford's "Apples of North America" claims Wickson Crab can tip the scales at an astounding 25 brix.Other references (forget which) seemed to claim a somewhat lower, but still very high sugar content. I have no experience growing it, so can't speak to its resistances or appearance when grown organically/holistically.
I got a stick at the swap, though.
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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