High Chill Apples in Houston
My apples are still doing great in Houston. Liberty, Wickson, Pristine, Jonalicious, Sundowner and Hawkeye are still fruiting despite the published high chill requirements. The only one I am having problems with is Goldrush. It has flowered once and I only had a few days overlap with my other varieties. I purchased the wickson to pollinate the goldrush, but the goldrush has not bloomed since purchase of the wickson. I am going to give goldrush a little more time before I pull it because it is supposed to be so good.
My favorites of the varieties that I am growing are Liberty, Jonalicious, and Hawkeye. They are exceptional here. I have yet to taste a ripe Jonalicious. I eat them while still green....they are that good. Maybe this year they may make it till ripe. All varieties are on dwarfing rootstocks. Either bud 9 or the Cummins G rootstocks.