Recommend a Good Apple?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by jwulf, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. jwulf

    jwulf Member

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    Ok, after reading several books and numerous web sites on apples I'm totally befuddled. Don't suppose anyone out there with real world experience would mind recommending a good apple variety with the following traits:

    zone 6
    easy to grow
    late season / good storage
    disease resistant
    heirloom preferred

    In other words, the perfect apple!

    Thanks.

    -jwulf
    jwulf@cinci.rr.com
     
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    Ray_Scheel Well-Known Member

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  3. Manny

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    I've tried several of the heirlooms where I live, also zone 6, and have had nothing but problems with them. Fireblight is bad in my area and there are not a lot of heirlooms that are resistant to it. The best apple I have ever grown is the "Fuji", tastes great, resists the blight, bears young and grows like crazy. If I were to have only one apple "Fuji" would be the one. Buy one at the grocery store and see if it is to your taste-----crisp, juicy and better flavored than any "Delicious" I've ever had.
     
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    a good all around apple is winesap- good for eating out of hand, as well as for cooking.

    best source i've found for apple varieties and their characteristics is the Miller's Nursery catalog. they answer these questions about each variety they sell.

    http://www.millernurseries.com/catalog1.php