Is anyone growing Red Delicious?
I make the heretical statement - I like Red Delicious. When it's fresh and crisp and not huge and old and mushy. I like that perfume it has, I like the sweetness, I like the crunch. It's not my favorite, but when I can get a good one, I say it's a pretty good apple.
Am I totally alone? I went to a nearby orchard a while ago and there were these rows of older trees with huge witches brooms bristling at the top. They were RDs, totally let go because the owners didn't consider them worth pruning.
I suspect there was a RD and YD here before I bought the place, but the RD had recently died. There was a new stump in the area that floods. Sometimes I think of putting in another.