Re: [gardeners] NY apples

Jeanne L. (
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:41:51 -0700

At 08:38 PM 4/12/02, you wrote:
>And that must be the secret of the Washington State red delicious.
>apple trees, different climate, different fruit.

...and as with wine grapes, different soil.

One of the factors in certain apples no longer being grown must be how well 
they maintain their "quality" during shipping and storage.  It's sad.  I 
learned a little about the apple growing business when I read "Blues 
Lesson" by Robert(?) Hellenga - for those voracious readers out there in 
gardening land.

I'll do a taste comparison with the mid-eastern market's pistachios, as you 
suggest.  I enjoy taste tests.