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  • From: Claude Jolicoeur <>
  • To:, North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Foxwhelp cider apple and victoria limbertwig
  • Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:31:58 -0500

This is a quite common problem. It has been discussed some time ago on the Cider Digest - most (if not all) people - including myself - that acquired Foxwhelp found they had something else, and that apple is now often called Fauxwhelp (meaning Falsewhelp). I was told that the orchard in England where the scion wood was originally taken for exporting in USA had many trees whose rootstock had taken over the variety, so we might have the stock fruit. Others think it might be a seedling of Foxwhelp. It might also be simply a tagging error...
What is annoying is some people still think they have Foxwhelp and keep on dissiminating this false Foxwhelp.
So, may this make you feel better, you are not alone in this boat!
Claude, in Quebec.

At 13:07 2008-11-26, you wrote:
Some years ago in a cider-apple fit, I got a foxwhelp on M26 from
Raintree. It had a decent little crop this year. However, what I got
was rather large red-streaked-over-yellow or green apples that ripened
in late August and tasted pretty good fresh or cooked. I'd have
guessed cider apples weren't tasty fresh, and on rechecking the raintree
catalog, they are supposed to be small apples that ripen in October.
So I can't imagine I have the same apple. What might I have?

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