The Best Summer Apples
I spent some time and wrote up some evaluation notes on all the apples that are ripening for me during the Summer. Since I am growing 800 different varieties, I thought I would try to pass on valuable information as to what works and what doesn't work in our climate here in Santa Cruz County, California.
Anyone who tells you Summer apples aren't worth growing because you can't beat a good peach has NOT eaten a good Summer apple, so don't believe them.
The apples I am eating this Summer I would pick hands down over even the best peach I have.
Three wonderful new discoveries this Summer are:
State Fair: divine, aromatic, complex and simply delicious
Summer Treat: an explosion of aromatics, firm and juicy
Mollie's delicious (Gravenstein X Golden Delicious): this one lives up to its name, it's delicious
And the following are repeat deliciousness from previous years:
Alkmene: Superb, like the yumminess of cox orange pippin fused with Gravenstein deliciousness
William's pride: mouth watering good, and beautiful
Beverly Hills: Sweet, tart, complex and aromatic, UCLA really did good on this one. Eat one and you want to have another.