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  • From: Lawrence London <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] The passing of Creighton Lee Calhoun
  • Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 22:35:25 -0400

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:19 PM Elizabeth Hilborn <>

> Sad news.
> Lee Calhoun, apple explorer extraordinaire, has passed.
> I am not aware of an obituary, just this blog post:

Thanks for letting us know, Elizabeth.

I wonder where I could find an Old Fashioned Winesap apple tree to plant.
According to Lee it is cedar apple rust resistant.
The winesap is my favorite apple. Braxton sawmill in Snow Camp has/had a
full size Winesap. They gave me apples from it one year and they lasted
six months in my fridge. They are tart, sweet, winey-flavored and very
crisp, almost hard. The flesh is grainy which would put many people off.
Braxton's wife told me she bought the tree from Stark.
That would probably make it a Stayman Starkspur Winesap and how it survived
disease in their yard is beyond me. Their tree was huge but you could
easily climb it to get at the apples. I took home what had fallen on the
ground and they were in good shape. Recipe: chill some Winesaps then run
them through a hand crank meat grinder with coarse screen. Chop up some
Barhi dates (or Medjool as second choice but not as sweet or flavorful) and
mix them with the Winesap sauce. Food for the gods.

> Best wishes,
> Elizabeth
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> Elizabeth Hilborn, DVM
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