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The best tasting fruit ever

The best tasting fruit ever

It's time to revisit this topic again: here are the categories and my answers:

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.

Pear: sekel

Peach: Saturn donut peach

Pluot: flavor queen

Japanese plum: Santa rosa

European plum: reins claude

Red cherry: lapins

Yellow cherry: royal rainier

Apricot: moorpark

Cherimoya: selma

White sapote: suebelle

Avocado: jim bacon

Mullberry: oscar

The following thread was started by Axel on March 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm PST

My favorites

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
Strawberry: Rainier
Currant: Crandall
Persimmon: Meader
John S

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
Tomcot apricot

Robada apricot
Artic Star nectarine
Flavor Supreme pluot
Bing cherry

Honey Blaze nectarine
Honey Kist nectarine
Emerald Drop pluot
Artic Jay nectarine

Splash pluot
Geo Pride pluot
Valley Sweet peach
Flavor Grenade pluot
Honey Royale nectarine
Summer Royal grape

Emerald Beaut plum
Artic Blaze nectarine
Artic Snow Nectarine
Princess grape

Artic Mist nectarine
Flavor Treat pluot

Crimson seedless grape

Chandler pummelo
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.

one word


that's all.

The above followup was added by abyssquick on April 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm PST.

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