red delicious is bright yellow

brookw_gwAugust 29, 2012

Though I really don't like Red Delicious, I have 2 of them that have been bearing for a few years now. Every year they have put on just a few small fruit that are bright red and shiny, with that bland, uninteresting Red Delicious taste. This year, they put out a fairly heavy crop, got larger, and are a bright yellow with pretty decent flavor. I know heat and drought must have influenced this, but is this common? My other red apples were normal.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Excess heat can take the red color out of fruit. Sometimes it is replaced with a moddly yellow. What surprises me is that you would have larger fruit during this event.

I've had some pretty good RD fruit from the older strains.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 9:05AM
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