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Re: [nafex] Seed variation, apple

It does depend on the parents.  Some will give a high percentage of decent
sized, useable apples.  Some will give a lot of small fruited (crabapple)
size types.  Then there's the annoying tendency to get a great apple that
bears miniscule crops.  Still, if the chance seedlings seen around here are
any example (and there are a LOT of them in western Oregon), odds are good
you will get something worth growing for SOME use.

>From: edforest55@hotmail.com
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Seed variation, apple
>Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2000, 3:47 PM

>I don't quite understand the botanical terms yet but do much 
>appreciate you including them and even more so the examples, my 
>comment is this: even though the chances are very small that crossing 
>most apples will result in an offspring equal to its parent, or even 
>of producing apples of comparable quality, I have heard that crosses 
>of good quality domestic apples will have a good chance of producing 
>edible and tasty apples, that is that they don't usually revert to 
>totally inedible apples. Would appreciate feedback from those who 
>have been experimenting with this.
>Kevin B

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