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Re: [nafex] Re: liberty apple

FWIW, I have a tree of Liberty, have tried it from several sources, and have
limbs on another tree that have borne only two crops (the limbs, not the
whole tree) and they all were essentially the same in flavor.  Based on
that, I'd go along with the earlier idea that you might have the wrong
variety.  It not only happens, there are nurseries that will make
substitutions without telling you.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, more, plus word on my grape book at

>From: fuwafuwausagi@muchomail.com
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Re: liberty apple
>Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2001, 7:47 PM

>It was written:
>       I' ve waited 5 yrs. for this liberty and find I can't take the
>  tartness. The books says to let it mellow a while. How long I wonder
> & where? In the fridge or a cool cellar or room temp. Any help would 
>be appreciated. It sure doesn't taste like it's daddy and it isn't
> problem free either. Almost every apple has a large blister spot.
> Anyone know how to prevent this? I really should not complain as it 
> is free from most other diseases.
>My reply:
>Hmmm...okay my generous mentors(thanks Ed, Tom)passed on this sage 
>piece of wisdom...fluffy they said "the fruit of apple trees don't 
>really take on the flavor characteristic of the cultivar until they 
>have fruited for 4-5 seasons."
>In other words if you waited 5 years for a tree to fruit you night 
>just as well wait another 4-5 years to make sure you don't really 
>like it.   In addition flavor varies immensely from year to year as 
>environmental impacts are not inconsequential on quality or flavor.
>I suppose before I yanked a tree I would graft on another branch of 
>Liberty from another source in order to compare the two.  
>Wishing you the best,
>the fluffy bunny
>nana korobi ya oki

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