Apples that are RED on the inside???

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notmeiquit
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Apples that are RED on the inside???

Post by notmeiquit » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:31 pm

Many moons ago I lived in Oregon and every year I would pick apples of a tree that grew next to my place. The apples had RED insides.

Any one know what kind this may be. This was over 20 years ago, so I can only remember this detail. Thanks a bunch.

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Post by the1intexas » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:35 am

I think you may be talking about the ROME variety.

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Post by derekamills » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:42 pm

There are a number of varieties of apples that have red flesh (or pink, even orange flesh) and some of them originated in Oregon. Airlie Red Flesh and Bill's Red Flesh are two that I can think of off hand.

We grow 31 red fleshed varieties in our orchard. The web address for our red fleshed apples is www.fourseasonscabinrental.com/redfleshedapples.html

There were two main people in developing red fleshed apples in the US. Albert Etter in California (Pink Pearl, Pink Pearmain and others) and Nels Hansen in North Dakota (?) who worked with Niedzweckyana.

Etter developed apples usually have regular green leaves, normal colored cambium and most of the apples are yellow or green skinned.

Hansen developed apples usually have reddish colored leaves, pinkish cambium and the apples are red to dark red skinned.

This is probably more than you wanted to know <grin>.

Derek

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Post by notmeiquit » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:57 am

Thanks a Bunch thats what i was looking for. :lol:

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Post by appleman » Wed May 30, 2007 11:33 am

Red fleshed apples occur naturally. I live in Aroostook Maine, there are literally millions of wild seedling trees in potato field hedgrows. I go out in the fall and stamp on the drops until I find red fleshed ones. then graft them. I find red flesh apples every couple years. I have an organic nursery and orchard.

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Post by notmeiquit » Wed May 30, 2007 6:06 pm

Way cool. :P

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