Thursday, July 21, 2011

Disappointment and relief

Disappointment, because there are no apples at Farmers market yet. Last year I got the first local apples of the year on July 14.

Relief because last year's early crop, following an exceptionally early spring, proved to the the harbinger of a poor harvest.

So, one more week to go!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Adam,

    I was looking around at some pictures of apples I hope to grow in the future, one being the Chestnut Crab. I came across this website that appears to be using your Chestnut Crabapple picture.

    http://www.motznursery.com/apple.htm

    Just wanted you to see - I guess in some respect it should prove to you that the apple photos here on your blog are nice!

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  2. Oh my goodness. No request, no credit, no link. And certainly no permission.

    I am not flattered.

    Thank your for bringing this to my attention, Matt. And I hope you can find a source for this fine cultivar that does not steal from others as part of its business.

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  3. Thanks Adam,

    Keep up the good work here. Your blog is enjoyed by many! Have you thought about putting together a wish list for apples to review? I live in an area in Wisconsin with lots of great orchards that specialize in antique varities. I would be happy to pick up an extra rare cultivar for you and your blog this fall as I make the rounds. A flat rate shipping box of a Court Pendu Plat, Pitmaston Pinneapple, Zaubergau Reinette, St. Edmunds Pippin and a Hoople's Antique Gold sounds good to me! I am not sure I could land all of those at once but I figured since I am "researching" cultivars to grow myself that I could jsut as easily pick up an extra example for your review!

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  4. Was at my greenmarket in NYC today. Lodi, Vista Bella, Jersey Mac, Geneva in. All nice. No fears.

    http://www.samascott.com/about.html

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  5. @Brad, Vista Bella and Jersey Mac are usually first out of the gate here. It makes sense to me that you should be a bit ahead of us.

    I don't know if any of my usual sources grows Geneva Early, but I will keep my eyes open. Sounds like a good early pick.

    @Matt, if you are serious I would love to try a few of those apples, but you must let me pay freight.

    Thanks to both of you.

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  6. I will let you know before going to Weston Antique Apple Orchard. By the way, a few weeks back our local grocer had a supply of Tentation apples. I didn't get any as I am not a fan of Golden Delicious flavoured apples generally. But thought I would mention it. Has anyone tried a Tentation apple yet. They are supposed to be a cross of the Golden Delicious and Golden Blushing.

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