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good disease resistant apples in Mid Atlantic

9 years ago

I've not really delved much into fruits since moving to MD a few years back. I'm right at the edge of zone 6/7, but my property is in something of a warmish microclimate so I call it 7.

From what i see around here, apple scab is a HUGE problem - can anyone concur? Not sure how big of an issue fireblight is, but I see Callery pears succumb to it all the time. Not sure about cedar apple rust, either.

Who can give some input? Good varieties, what diseases to watch out for the most, etc.

One I've seen is "Goldrush" but have been told it matures VERY late - will it ripen here?

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