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The best tasting fruit ever
Early Summer apple: Viking, becauseit tastes like a cross in between lychee and a rose.
Late summer/early fall apple: gravenstein, nothing comes close.
Fall apple: jonagold
Winter apple: pink lady, stores so well that they are still good in late Spring as if they are fresh off the tree.
Peach: Saturn donut peach
Pluot: flavor queen
Japanese plum: Santa rosa
European plum: reins claude
Red cherry: lapins
Yellow cherry: royal rainier
White sapote: suebelle
Avocado: jim bacon
The following thread was started by Axel on March 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm PST
Late summer apple: red mcIntosh
Fall apple: Whitney crab or King David
Winter apple: Goldrush
Euro pear: Red bartlett
Asian Pear: Shinseiki
Japanese plum: Santa Rosa
Red Cherry: Montmorency
Yellow cherry: I'm trying to figure out how to get a yellow montmorency
Mulberry: Black nigra/Noir de Spain
Quince: Crimea (Russian)
Grape: Campbell's Early
Cornus Mas: Red Star
Pawpaw: The vanilla ones
The above followup was added by John S on March 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm PST.
Fruit you grow or just in general?
I know we had this talk before but I can't beleive you guys are still rating santa rosa plum :P seriously it's quite bad :)? I need a Californian taste bud transplant. The good thing about it is that it has 1000s of year every year but that's about the only good point
The above followup was added by Jason on March 16, 2009 at 7:05 am PST.
Favorite greenhouse fruit
I'll give my favorites by month of harvest.
Tasty Rich aprium
Artic Star nectarine
Flavor Supreme pluot
Honey Blaze nectarine
Honey Kist nectarine
Emerald Drop pluot
Artic Jay nectarine
Geo Pride pluot
Valley Sweet peach
Flavor Grenade pluot
Honey Royale nectarine
Summer Royal grape
Emerald Beaut plum
Artic Blaze nectarine
Artic Snow Nectarine
Artic Mist nectarine
Flavor Treat pluot
Crimson seedless grape
Washington navel orange
Top 10 by rank:
1. Honey Royale incredible flavor, hard to grow right
2. Honey Blaze same as Royale
3. Flavor Treat pluot huge fruit, great flavor, holds 6-8 wks, last tree fruit of year
4. Tasty Rich aprium great apricot flavor, very early
5. Flavor Supreme pluot, great flavor
6. Geo Pride pluot, great flavor
7. Summer Royale grape, best flavored grape
8. Artic Star nectarine, very early, great flavor
9. Crimson seedless grape hangs in great eating shape from Oct to January
10. Flavor Grenade pluot crisp and sweet
My favorites are chosen mostly for eating quality but partly for season and how long they last in great shape.
The above followup was added by Steve SW Texas on March 16, 2009 at 9:57 am PST.
santa rosa plums
I love all plums but have a special place for santa rosa plum. They taste like summer to me. Super sweet and juicy with tarte skin and floral notes.
They also make the most amazing jams. I even love them unripe with salt and chili powder.
The above followup was added by tammysf on March 16, 2009 at 10:40 am PST.
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