Return to the Florida Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

astrachan apples?

Posted by writersblock (My Page) on
Mon, May 5, 14 at 13:16

I've been reading Harriet Beecher Stowe's book about her life in Mandarin, FL back around 1870, and she makes several references to people growing astrachan apples. When I went and looked them up, a couple of websites mentioned that they were once recommended for FL back when they were a common variety.

Has anyone here ever tried them?

(BTW, she also says they used hawthorn as rootstock back then.)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: astrachan apples?

Writersblock, sorry I have no apple info, but I do want to know more about the Stowe book(s) and I don't see "send me an email" appearing GW listing. My library system (Pinellas) has several books by Stowe encompassing her Florida experiences. Do you recommend any in particular, or to be read in any particular order? Thanks. Irma

RE: astrachan apples?

Hi, irma_st_pete. The one I was reading is "Palmetto Leaves". If your library doesn't have it you can get a digital copy on I think it's the first one, since a lot of it deals with getting used to FL and Floridians.

RE: astrachan apples?

Never tried them, but after reading the search results, now I'm intrigued as well….

Here is a link that might be useful: Red Astrachan: google search results

RE: astrachan apples?

Pinellas library does have many copies of "Palmetto Leaves". Thank you!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Florida Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here