Low-spray disease-resistant apple variety evaluations

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2007: $9,237.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Louis Lego, Jr., Jr.
Elderberry Pond, LLC


  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits


  • Education and Training: decision support system

    Proposal summary:

    Disease-resistant apples are available in the nursery trade, but many growers are hesitant to plant them due to little public information concerning their eating and cooking qualities. This project will evaluate 44 commercial, disease-resistant, and heirloom apple varieties to quantify their suitability for fresh eating, baking, fresh slices, drying, and juicing. Outreach will be through articles, presentations, and newsletters.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.