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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Harvesting Great Fruit in Late Dec. in Z6
  • Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:21:57 -0800

Richard's main use of "dummy apples" (as he calls them) is for juice. He has selected a number of varieties that hang through the winter and, when frozen, can be pressed for clear, high quality juice.
I have some ornamental quinces rather like that, except that the juice is very tart. Good lemon juice substitute, though.
-Lon Rombough
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On Dec 24, 2009, at 7:06 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:

I remember reading an article by Richard Fayhey in Pomona espousing the virtues of apples off the tree in winter, suggesting that they could be considered an exciting “new fruit”.   I doubt that there are apples that would excite me in this form (Goldrush’s high level of soluble solids should lend itself to this treatment) but I actually think the fruit of this crab were greatly improved by the freeze-thaw treatment.

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