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letemgrow
07-28-2008, 08:12 AM
Does anyone have any info on this type of apple tree. I was reading up on it and apparently it is rated better taste wise over honeycrisp. What type of disease resistance does it have??????

Bnhpr
07-28-2008, 08:23 AM
I do not have any, but I do have some relative CO-OP apples. CO-OP 33 was recently named pixie crunch, and is a small, disease resistant apple, that ripens in September.

I had some crimsoncrisp, it's sister, ordered, but Adam's County did not have enough and sent me a refund. I'm on the list for crimson crisp next year.

Saying it is better tasting than honeycrisp is a tall order. Honeycrisp is a superb apple.

Pixie crunch does not have this kind of following yet. I would doubt that it is a better tasting apple.

It's not a bad idea to try though, and i would encourage you to try a few trees and see how they are.

http://www.goodfruit.com/


Ben

letemgrow
07-28-2008, 08:38 AM
Thanks Ben,

I will probably end up ordering all three, honeycrisp, pixie crunch and the crimson crisp just to be sure. :D

Bnhpr
07-28-2008, 09:02 PM
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/pri/

I have prima, Williams pride, priscilla, redfree, pristine and a couple of goldrush.

Goldrush does not quite ripen in my climate, however, it hold apples into February.

Look at the maturity chart attached.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/pri/cultivars.html

This chart is good, because it is fairly accurate across the zones. For instance, in my zone, 4/5, I should not grow an apple that ripens more that 2.5 weeks after delicious, since a heavy frost is imminent.

for folks like Brushpile in Missouri, where the season is longer, they can grow apples +2.5 and greater.

In a deer orchard, I think it is good to have a few early dropping to get the deer in the orchard early, then a moderate amount of dropping in mid season (late sept) and then most dropping in late October early november, and a few that hold on well into december and later.

By November the orchard will look like a petting zoo.

A good deer orchard with just disease resistant PRI apples. Deer visit mid August through January.

2 Williams pride
2 Priscilla
2 prima
2 pristine
2 pixie crunch
2 sir prize
2 sundance
8 Enterprise
4 primiera
4 goldrush



Ben