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 Post subject: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Hello, I'm looking for a dessert apple that has a mid season bloom and an early harvest date. I'd prefer this apple to be on the tart side, something that keeps well in storage and has good disease resistance... if that's not asking too much.

I live in Northern CO. at 7,500'. Zone 4, cold and dry. Around 70 frost free days.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:33 pm 
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Your best choice is probably Zestar! The license has recently loosened up, so I know you can buy them now from big nurseries like Cummins and Maple Valley. Excellent apple as well. Related to the famous Honeycrisp.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:52 pm 
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Zestar! is very early bloom, not mid-season.

Try Antonovka, Red Free, or Worcester Pearmain.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Thanks! I will check those out.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:54 am 
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Williams Pride has the tartness and stores a month


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:09 am 
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Thanks for the ideas. This year I'll be planting Wealthy, Pristine, Liberty, Goodland, and Parkland. We'll see what happens.


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