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  • From: "Ed Fackler" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Apple recommendations
  • Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:01:16 -0500


You've fairly well covered it. I should tell you that Gold Rush is
sensative to cedar rust and
will likely require a couple of sprays early in the season (petal fall and 2
weeks later) to control.
Other than that it is one of the easiest to grow.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Lucky Pittman
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 3:58 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Apple recommendations

I haven't taken the time to leaf back through the last 5 years' worth of
POMONAs, so I'll throw this question out to the list members who feel like
they can answer - Ed Fackler, I'd be particularly interested in your
recommendations, as you're familiar with growing conditions in this area.

I have a coworker who approached me for recommendations on apple varieties
to plant on her property - she's not wanting to put in more than 2 or 3, at
the most. Currently, there is an old Yellow Transparent or Lodi on the
property, and she lost another old tree to fireblight this past season.
She's interested in Gala and maybe two or three other varieties.
I've also recommended MonArk as an early variety and Gold Rush as a late
selection. Might palm a Chestnut crab off on her, while she's planting -
I've got an extra that I grafted two years ago.

Any other really good varieties she ought to consider for a small home
orchard planting here in hot zone 6 - southern west-central KY, about 70
miles NW of Nashville, TN?



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