Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

RESULTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 1997 ALASKAN APPLE-TASTING

December 9, 1997

 

 

—by Dwight Bradley

 

The annual tasting of Alaska-grown apples was held at Bradleys in Peters Creek in late September. About 30 people attended, and 23 turned in scoresheets. Bob Boyer contributed three of the top four apples this year: the winner, Ginger Gold, plus runner-up September Ruby and Sunrise. Tom Marshall’s Oriole rounded out the top four. For the second straight year, Bob analyzed each apple for sugar content with a refractometer. There was very little correlation between sugar content and apparent sweetness of the apples.

 

Variety Grower Score Sugar content (brix)
Ginger Gold   8.63 12.5
Sept Ruby   7.39 14
Oriole   6.93 12
Sunrise   6.89 12.5
Vista Bella   6.6 13
Norland Franke 6.55 12
Parkland O’Brien 6.30 13
Mantet O’Brien 6.25 13
Joyce   6.15 16.5
Norland O’Brien 6.07 11
8th & M   6.04 12.5
Hazon   6.02 11.5
Parkland Bradley 5.93 13
Centennial   5.91 15
Norland Mary Lou 5.91 10.5
Hazen   5.87 10
Trailman   5.85 12.5
Wealthy   5.72 11.5
Red Duchess   5.70 11
Goodland   5.68 11.5
15th St.   5.66 13
Geneva Early   5.63 13
Norland Bradley 5.54 12
Red Transparent   5.52 11
Chestnut   5.45 14.5
Parkland Franke 5.28 13
Roda Mantet   5.22 11.5
Klatts Select   5.17 10
CGE O’Brien 5.16 14.5
Parkland Vochoska 5.14 12
Norland Irving 5.11 11
Unknown Harris 5.04 12
Red Melba Muggs 4.95 14
Westland Vochoska 4.71 11
Red Mantet   4.61 12
Unknown Muggs 4.59 13.5
Westland Mary Lou 4.39 12
Rosthern 15   4.34 13.5
Westland Franke 4.34 12.5
CGE   4.32 13
Heyer 20   4.30 13
10th & E   4.27 15
Red Melba   4.27 13
Yellow Transparent Irving 4.22 9
Unknown Franke 4.13 11
Heyer 12   3.80 9.5
Westland Irving 3.76 11.5
Heyer 12 Bean 3.70 10.5
Rosthern 18   3.59 11
Yellow Transparent   3.32 9.5
Whitney   3.07 15