[nafex] Advice on disease resistant apples for Charlotte NC

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Sat Apr 30 23:12:07 EDT 2016


Consider MonArk in the early-season category.  Product of U.of Ark.
breeding program.  Good disease resistance.
Ripe here in southern west-central KY in early to mid-July.   Big
red-over-green apple with crisp subacid white flesh.  Good for fresh
eating, excellent for cooking, drying.
Unlike many early varieties, will keep for 6 wks or more under
refrigeration.
Requires repeated picking or stop-drop application... so, in my mind, great
for a home orchard, as they're not all ripe at the same time.
Charlotte, at Vintage Virginia Apples, had nothing but high praise for it
there.

Lucky


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 6:04 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi <
fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com> wrote:

> I have a growing handful of friends in and around Charlotte NC.
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> They have expressed some interest in dwarf apple trees and I am not sure
> what disease varieties would perform well there.
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> I am thinking along the lines of early, mid-early, mid and late.
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> So perhaps Williams Pride, Dayton, Liberty, Gold Rush?  I just have no
> idea how any varieties will taste in that area.  For example I suspect
> Liberty may not develop flavor without cool nights but I also here it does
> well in warmer climates.
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> Advice much appreciated.
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