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Re: [nafex] apple varieties with unusual histories?

Esopus Spitzenburg!  Not only was it Thomas Jefferson's favorite, it's a
terrific tasting apple.
Doreen Howard

-----Original Message-----
From: mike tomlinson <tugger@netreach.net>
To: nafex@egroups.com <nafex@egroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 6:21 PM
Subject: [nafex] apple varieties with unusual histories?

>I'm working on a draft of a "coffee table" book on apples, hard cider
>and early American history and would appreciate any leads as to
>varieties with unusual histories or backgrounds that might interest
>the average lay person.  I already have Newtown Pippin and Benj
>Franklin, and Lady and Pliny. Can anyone suggest any others?  Also if
>anyone has any apple jokes they would be appreciated.  They only one I
>have so far is: What do you get if you divide the circumference of an
>apple by the diameter? Apple Pi. Sort of Lame!
>I'll footnote any help.
>Mike Tomlinson