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Nick Kasko Youtubber PNW
Good fruit tasting videos in the PNW
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Chris M
Philomath, OR
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August 31, 2023 - 3:00 pm

I enjoy Nicks videos on fruit tasting. I got hooked during the pandemic when get togethers were not possible and the HOS was shutting down, and I was just moving to Oregon. It was hard to get info on what stuff looked like and tasted like. Either he has a large orchard or he visits a lot of orchards. He is in Northern Washington. Sounds like he is involved with NAFEX, but I am not a member. Anyway good tasting videos, and with a graft or a whole tree you get a really good sense of what things look like. Does anyone else use Youtube for fruit stuff? My wife calls it YouTube University and I agree. (She had a Ph.D. so this is not faint praise)

 

Chris in Philomath 

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John S
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September 1, 2023 - 8:26 am

I look at You Tube quite a bit.  I used it to learn about biochar, and now I'm using it to learn about ollas.  They are clay pots you put into the ground to keep your plants watered efficiently during a time of drought.  Such as every summer here now.

John S
PDX OR

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Chris M
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September 1, 2023 - 9:32 am

I have read a lot about ollas, they were quite popular in dryer climates. Most of the things I have seen are for vegetables. I haven't seen  one large enough to water a tree.

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John S
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September 1, 2023 - 9:44 am

I have seen videos for them. If you have a kiln, obviously you could just make a bigger one.  I'm going to try the glue two clay pots together method, and I'm just going to use bigger pots to make a bigger one. There are many versions of these. Some are a bit different, but here's the main idea.

John S
PDX OR

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jafar
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September 3, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Chris M said
I enjoy Nicks videos on fruit tasting. I got hooked during the pandemic when get togethers were not possible and the HOS was shutting down, and I was just moving to Oregon. It was hard to get info on what stuff looked like and tasted like. Either he has a large orchard or he visits a lot of orchards. He is in Northern Washington. Sounds like he is involved with NAFEX, but I am not a member. Anyway good tasting videos, and with a graft or a whole tree you get a really good sense of what things look like. Does anyone else use Youtube for fruit stuff? My wife calls it YouTube University and I agree. (She had a Ph.D. so this is not faint praise)

 

Chris in Philomath 

  

Wow, what a rich source of content that I am genuinely interested in.  Thanks for pointing to the videos, I like seeing fruit I can grow and bonus if they are in the region.

BTW, I can't help but read this thread title as though it relates to bathing 🙂

And here's my petty minor gripe:  I'm not a big fan of ASMR style videos and would prefer that content creators chew with their mouth closed when performing tastings, or not have the mic with the same gain.

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Larry_G
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September 3, 2023 - 6:44 pm

Yes, YouTube is a difficult word to expand.

YouTubber: butcher, baker, candle-stick maker videos?

YouTuber: Mr. Potato Head videos?

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jafar
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September 3, 2023 - 9:47 pm

If it were up to me, and it clearly isn't, content makers for TikTok would be TikTokkers, but they are tokers.

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Chris M
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September 6, 2023 - 11:33 am

I was watching Nic lastest video and he was tasting (among others) Lamb Abby Pearmain (not familiar with it at all) and he mentioned storage. What are you best storage apples? And how long do they last. Storage is down the road for me. I have four unidentified apples, 5 heritage whips, and one cider with several grafts.

 

Also what would be the best kind of photos and description for ID? I also have two Asian pears, one European , several cherries and several plums.

 

Thanks 

 

Chris in Philomath.

 

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Chris M
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September 6, 2023 - 12:11 pm

Also this year we planted three peaches. Forgot that.

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Chris M
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September 6, 2023 - 12:26 pm

I got some clarification from Nick on youtube.  They are all his trees in his own orchard and when I asked how many he said "hundreds"!

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jafar
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September 6, 2023 - 1:28 pm

Something to keep in mind for storage, with which I don't have much experience with my own apples, is that any defects may cause major problems.

Nicks, bruises, bites, pests start a ticking clock.  Best to use or process damaged fruit as soon as it tastes good.

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Rooney
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September 7, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Chris M said
I was watching Nic lastest video and...

Also what would be the best kind of photos and description for ID? I also have two Asian pears, one European , several cherries and several plums.

  

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