Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jonagold Apple Review

About –  Cross between a Golden Delicious and a Jonathan. Introduced in 1968. More about the Jonagold release direct from Geneva archives: http://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/5214/1/FLS-150.pdf Shape – Shaped like a Jonathan. Has a royal crown look to it. The epitome of what a Triploid … Continue reading

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Esopus Spitzenburg Apple Review

About –  Apple from the 1800’s. Touted to be the favorite of Thomas Jefferson. Known for being prone to just about every apple disease out there. Shape – Shaped like Red Delicious, tall, but stands well on the plate. Ridged apple … Continue reading

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Fortune Apple Review

About –  Empire (MacIntosh x Red Delicious) crossed with Schoharie Spy (Spy Sport) Named like a marketing tool. “If you grow this, you’ll make a fortune.” Also similar to its initial relase name of NY 429 “Four-Two-Nine”. Later season variety, … Continue reading

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Reine des Reinettes Apple Review

About –  French apple, not too much is known about this one, other than it was reinvented with the name King of The Pippins in England. Shape – Round, fairy even and uniform, slightly flat. Sits sturdy on the plate. Skin … Continue reading

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