Jump to content
BSUTOP25

Gardening Thread (No racist, fascist, or gun comments please)

Recommended Posts

Honey crisp apples. Not very red, but are ripe. Didn’t get as big as I would’ve liked, but the flavor is supreme. Hands down best apple I’ve ever had. Kinda lumpy for some reason, but whatever. @Posturedoc

46427173-B81C-40DC-99DB-6F5FC6185E05.jpeg.96218598ac989699133dc550b03c6ce7.jpegF7BB7350-428F-4AFD-8848-92D874665A12.jpeg.1b5fb988aa171fca53ec00f430925a12.jpeg85C2247F-C280-4B40-A105-3141EF9E5A6A.jpeg.84234f5abbdcc7f219322e733f589155.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Those look fine to me, Bob. Some years a variety will look very different than other years depending on several factors, some environmental, some related to how it’s grown. Lack of color is usually related to heat or sun exposure. Too much heat during the ripening season leads to less color on many varieties (lots of my apples have far less color this year, the hottest summer on record here, than in years past) and sun exposed apples show more color than those covered by foliage. Your greenhouse tree probably has issues with both of these factors.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Bob said:

Thanks. Does ‘extreme’ heat affect flavor, too?

Yes, according to industry experts. Honeycrisp does best in the region where it was  developed, Minnesota, so the upper Midwest and probably the Northeast are supposed to deliver the best flavor. I’d imagine Wyoming is probably a good place too, but the late frost in spring and early frosts in fall aren’t ideal. If you can control your GH temps through summer, you can probably get great flavor too. I’ve only eaten Washington grown Honeycrisp. Not a fan. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.




×
×
  • Create New...