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Old 01-13-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Sour as can be, but they make good apple sauce if you put enough sugar into it.

 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Lusk, WY
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and jam
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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...and crisp cider
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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With all due respect, those were crab apples.

Often inedible.
How did you come to the conclusion they were crab apples? Just wondering. He said they found them under/on trees in Washington county is all. If we have good, big old golden delicious and other apple trees this far north, I know they have to have some down in the sunrise county.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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With all due respect, those were crab apples.
thanks forest, that tell you how much i know about apples, yea here i am plan to live of the land, no wonder my wife has doubt on me.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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With all due respect, those were crab apples.

Often inedible.
Pickled crab apples! Yum!
 
Old 01-13-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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How did you come to the conclusion they were crab apples? Just wondering. He said they found them under/on trees in Washington county is all. If we have good, big old golden delicious and other apple trees this far north, I know they have to have some down in the sunrise county.
We collected a great many apples from along I-95, and a few buckets of them from volunteer apple trees along various county roads.

Having compared the varieties of what we have been able to collect with the large assortment of varieties represented at the Common Grounds Fair, it was fairly obvious that a great many of the wild 'volunteer' apples in the area are as such.

Then having sat through workshops presented by orchardists at the Common Grounds Fair; and from long discussions with Tom Richards who is a local author, a CSA founder, a Farmer's Market founder, and an apple tree breeder and sion donator to both the Maine sion exchange and FEDCO.

 
Old 01-13-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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So you are willing to type an apple with never having seen it? I wouldn't be so bold. Just because you haven't picked/found any other than crab apples, doesn't mean they are not there. I can take you to several places up here that haven't had a house standing for 30+ years, but the apple trees are still producing big nice sweet apples. Yellow transparent, golden delicious, delicious, and even one I believe is a red rome. The pedigreed people you mentioned should know that there are a vast number of apple trees that are growing wild across Maine that are not any of the 35 different crab apple types.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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And so endeth the great apple debate conducted in the Maine debt load thread.
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