Category Archives: Fruit

Golden Russet – Apple Review

About –  Mysterious history. Said to be a seedling of English Russet, a long lost european russet. Discovered in the 1700’s. What IS Golden Russet? Its hard to say, There are so many confusing stories about Golden Russet, American Golden Russet, … Continue reading

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Akane – Apple Review

About –  Cross between Worcester Pearmain & Jonathan. Originated in Japan in the 1930s. Shape – Smaller side of medium apple. Flattened, almost heart shaped. Flat bottomed and uniformly round. Skin –  Red, sometimes crimson in places, marked with a netter russet, usually … Continue reading

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Jonathan – Apple Review

About –  Some sketchiness around where this apple came from, but the likely story is, its closely related to Esopus Spitzenburg. Discovered in Woodstock, New York, 1826. Shape – Round, slightly lumpy, mostly uniform. Medium in size. Leans on the plate. Skin –  Crimson … Continue reading

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SnowSweet – Apple Review

About –  Hybrid of Sharon and Connell Red, bred for cold hardiness and utility. Shape – Round, somewhat flattened. Sits well, slightly lopsided. Size varies greatly between specimens. Skin –  Snappy, similar to MacIntosh class apples. Relatively tasteless. Red on the sun side, green on … Continue reading

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Ginger Gold – Apple Review

Its review season again! We’ll start with one of our favorite early apples. About –  Found as a chance seedling in Virginia. Likely parents are Golden Delicious and Newtown Pippin. Found in 1969 after Hurricane Camille. Shape – Slightly lopsided, medium size. … Continue reading

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July Update

This post has been a long time coming, but I will update on what I’ve been up to thru the offseason so far. Well, the grafting went reasonably well. Grafting was done first week in April. I did it so … Continue reading

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Suncrisp Apple Review

About –  Golden Delicious cross with a Cox’s Orange Pippin and Cortland hybrid. Relatively new apple, released in the Mid 1990s by Rutgers University in New Jersey. Shape – Golden Delicious like, fatter on top, tapered and rounded bottom. Skin … Continue reading

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