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  • From: "Christopher Mauchline" <>
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  • Subject: [nafex] Re: Apple Recommendations
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:17:50 -0000

>If I had to pick only one apple to live with it would be Jonagold.
Having heard that its a favorite apple of Europe, and other strong
recommendations for it, I have purchased it a number of times, and
*always* been disappointed. Soft, no flavor, etc. Have I just been
getting bad Jonagolds?

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In, Annette Kruzic and Robert Sweet
<ubileen@e...> wrote:
> The best tasting apples that grow in your area? Worldwide? So many
apples to
> choose from! And taste is so subjective.
> If I had to pick only one apple to live with it would be Jonagold.
It does so
> much so well. But I would much rather have other apples to
complement such as
> Hudson's Golden Gem, Belle de Boskoop, Freyburg, (which,
incidentally, is
> described here by having a licorice taste. I don't like licorice,
but I love the
> apple) Gravenstein, King, Akane, Melrose, oh, there are more, so
many more!
> Good luck,
> Annette
> Doreen Howard wrote:
> > I may be writing a small book on the best tasting apples. I'll
have to
> > limit the selection to about 30 varieties. All you apple experts
> > growers out there, how about your recommendations for the best
> > apple?
> >
> > I've already started to photograph some apples--Black Gilliflower
> > tasted great), Cox's Orange Pippin, Wolf River (a bit too tart
for my taste,
> > but good flavor) and Prairie Spy. I will include Esopus
Spitzenberg (my
> > absolute favorite), Hudson's Golden Gem and Pitsmaston
Pineapple. All three
> > are winners in my opinion. Let's hear yours.
> > Doreen Howard
> > Zone 4-b--Wisconsin
> >

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