I have two orchard locations, one in a valley and a nearby one on a hilltop.
I'm mystified by a "dry skin" quality in the valley farm.
I graded Liberty apples last night and the differences between the two sites
were dramatic. Hilltop-smooth, satiny finish; dark color; long "red delicious"
shape. Valley-shiny finish; bright color; spherical shape. Jonagolds and
Idareds from the valley have an almost papery skin; much smoother/waxier from
I've seen this in past years too...
Any ideas as to what is going on?
Hemlock Grove Farm
West Danby, NY
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