Hello from South West of France
Some personal thoughts on this variety.
This is an interesting story in France, since the rights are owned by a grower 
organisation in an attempt to keep added value closer from the growers. I think 
this is the first time that a club organisation is held without the leadership 
of a nursery organisation.
We had this fall the first advertisements at a big scale on medias.
It seems to be a success in terms of commercial returns and acreage increase.

Technically for me, this is not an easy variety, but I don't know if this is 
linked with the variety that would not be, here (too warm climate), in its 
comfort area (as stated in the Chicago Tribune). In brief in our conditions, 
alternate bearing, colour difficult to come, and honey flavour not so easy to 
detect, big size and bitter pit...

Of course we all know that a technically difficult variety can draw a 
commercial success, but in this particular case, in my humble opinion, to get 
comfortable money, candidates to plantings must check trials very near to their 
situation in order to know if the variety is in its comfort heaven.

End of harvest here with the first pick of Pink Lady, We lost part of the 
initial precocity as said by Con for Ireland... 

Best regards

Jean Marc Jourdain
Ctifl



 

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UMass Cold Spring Orchard
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