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  • From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Old strains of Y. Delicious
  • Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:47:52 -0700


Thank you for the reply. I found it interesting.
Maybe others care to share their thoughts.


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From: Alan Haigh <>
Subject: [nafex] Old strains of Y. Delicious
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:13:40 -0400

"I am very curious to know how you feel Ambrosia stacks up to your older
Golden Delicious strains and also where you would put Razor Russet and
Grimes Golden."

I don't have much to answer this question as I've never eaten Ambrosia,
Razor Russet or Grimes Golden, although I grow Grimes Golden as a nursery
tree- it is clearly not terribly precocious. I'm not even especially a fan
of old strain Yellow Delicious, although I consider it to be a very good
apple- just not one I reach for. Goldrush pretty much fills that slot in
later winter when it mellows into a crunchier and more highly flavored
Yellow Delicious type. But I like it as much when it is tarter earlier in
the season.

My favorite old time apple last season was Esopus Spitzenberg from a site
where it got up to 21 brix. Obviously, I'm inclined to apples that have
some acid to go with its sugar. My palate is jaded.
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