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  • From: "Stephen Sadler" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] firm cooking apples (was Bramley)
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:40:20 -0700

I’m in Sacramento.  The foothills an hour east have plentiful orchards, and we get very flavorful organic apples.  Our food coop carries the most varieties, with Pink Pearl, Empire, Fujis, Braeburns, Pippins, Romes, McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, and several others usually in stock.  No Macouns.  Our cool enough zones are higher up, and the soil conditions are mountainous.   We have orchards in zone 6 and marginal zone 5.  There are adventurous growers who have Macouns, and I seek out less usual apples – here, there a rarity.



Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.

USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,

Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate

From: [] On Behalf Of Ginda Fisher
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:11 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] firm cooking apples (was Bramley)



On Aug 31, 2005, at 6:59 PM, Stephen Sadler wrote:

. . .Macoun . . . I'm

surprised you find them in the markets there - I never seem them here. You

have to go to the orchards - which are plentiful.



Where do you live? I'm in eastern Mass., and in season, every farmstand and most of the more "upscale" supermarkets carry Macoun. They grow well here, they are widely planted, and they often command a small premium over the price of "ordinary" apples. They probably don't hold up in shipping well enough to be worth shipping them out of state.



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