Thanks very much Claude. That helped
Best of growing,
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Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:16
Subject: [nafex] Re: Irish Peach
A 12:20 01.04.25 -0400, vous avez écrit :
Being an Irishman I was wondering what an Irish Peach
Can you tell me a little something about it?
About Irish Peach :
Bultitude's "Apples - a guide to the identification of intenational
varieties": Raised in Ireland, possibly in Sligo. Introduced to England in
1920. Ripens early, high quality dessert apple, Purely a garden variety. Small
to medium size. Ground colour pale yellow. Much flushed and mottled with
orange red becoming brownish. Short broken stripes. Skin rather greasy. Also
called Early Crofton.
According to Daryl Hunter in his "Kitchen
Orchard" CD: An ancient Irish apple from Eire, Ireland, introduced to North
America in 1820. First mentioned in 1812 in an Irish survey as a "new" apple.
The background colour is yellow flushed with a heavy coat of orange-red,
turning brownish as the fruit ripens. Its skin is waxy. The flesh is firm and
juicy with a flavour similar to the early apples like Yellow Transparent but
perhaps a little more flavourful. Great for both dessert and cooking. Ripens
mid August. Exhibits high resistance to scab and powdery mildew and is
completely resistant to fire blight. Slow to bear. Keeps only about 3 weeks. A
tip bearer. Tends to be biennial. Zone 3b.
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