RED-FLESHED APPPLES IN GOTTINGEN
page 1: introduction
page 2: more seedlings and pictures, Oct 08
page 3: more seedlings and pictures, Nov 09
page 4: update, Oct 2011
There are lots of seedlings this year; some of them had mildew this summer, but others are looking exciting. Breeding goes on.
Here are a few photos of my apples from which I have collected seed:
A redfleshed seedling I found this summer near an agricultural
institute at the northern university area in Göttingen. Fruit is as big
as `Golden Delicious´, very juicy.
Malus niedzwetzkyana; probably the `mother´of
most redfleshed varieties.
The same, magnified to (approxiimate) actual size:
Malus `Rubens´, a redfleshed variety from a German nursery;
graftsticks were taken from a hundred year old tree found in
the Bavarian Forest (south-east Germany).
Compared to others, fruit is small, tart but juicy.
I laid a potato knife at the bottom for scale.
Another chance seedling, about 20 years old, found in a hedge:
UPDATE, Jan 2009
Photograph of new graftings from red fleshed scion wood done last year, all in pots.
UPDATE, Feb 2009
A picture taken during the grafting season - the wood from some
red-fleshed varieties, contrasted with that from a rootstock (top left). Click on the thumbnail picture to see the detail.
Copyright: Reinhard Schomberg-Klee / Diversity website; web page by ND.
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