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by CrazyEd
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Kerr variety
Replies: 2
Views: 5800

Re: Kerr variety

http://www.cumminsnursery.com/available2012.php Kerr Dolgo X Haralson Red Mid One of the very best apple-crabs. Stores well, good fresh after a mellowing period, very productive. Kerr: ( >Dolgo= X >Haralson= ) Originated with the Morden Research Station, Agriculture Canada, Manitoba, selected and t...
by CrazyEd
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hopeful Apple Grower with Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 11458

Re: Hopeful Apple Grower with Questions

Checkout Cummin's Nursery in upstate New York, i've purchased about 35 trees from them. They ship them bareroot via UPS, takes a couple days to get to the midwest. Cummin's run a first class operation not only offering the best quality stock but also providing excellent customer service. They have H...
by CrazyEd
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Need Help Selecting Our Wedding Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 5828

Re: Need Help Selecting Our Wedding Tree

Not crazy at all - trust me I'm CrazyED! It's fun to do it that way as well. Once again, I will direct your attention to a thread on the Quality Deer Management Association forum. A group of hunters and land managers (myself included) did the same and I think you will find this information very valu...
by CrazyEd
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Need Help Selecting Our Wedding Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 5828

Re: Need Help Selecting Our Wedding Tree

I have been following another thread about liberty apples on the Quality Deer Managment Association (QDMA) forum. Here's a great post that talks about liberty apples. "A ripe Liberty is a fantastic apple. I live in southeast Ohio and I've been picking Liberty for the last 5 days. They're still not a...
by CrazyEd
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Leaning Lodi After Storm--What to do?
Replies: 1
Views: 3105

Re: Leaning Lodi After Storm--What to do?

I'm no expert but i would Definitely stake to prevent additional damage. I'd try and probably push to get that 60 degree blow at least back 30 degrees...closer to straight. Nice and easy see how it goes. It's very important to stake young fruit trees.
by CrazyEd
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple production in the Midwest in 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3275

Re: Apple production in the Midwest in 2011

Big increase in production in Wisconsin this year. Just posted. http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/127835078.html Wisconsin apple crop expected to rise 17% in '11 By The Associated Press Aug. 16, 2011 9:54 a.m. | Madison - Wisconsin's apple crop looks promising this year. Weather issues weren't as se...
by CrazyEd
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Expanding my small orchard
Replies: 1
Views: 2880

Expanding my small orchard

Hi All, I am new to this board but lately I've been getting more and more into fruit trees and I found this resource so I figured i'd say hi and introduce myself and talk about my orchard project. My family owns a 160 acre farm in Central Wisconsin (USA). My ancestors settled there many years ago. T...
by CrazyEd
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bad Infection / Infestation
Replies: 2
Views: 4817

Re: Bad Infection / Infestation

Powdery Mildew? http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/tfipm/mildew.htm Just like Cedar Apple Rust (your other problem), powdery mildew is also a fungus. I think your best bet is to learn how to spray your trees with fungicides in the early season. You could start with a basic fruit tree spray like Bonid...
by CrazyEd
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Treating Rust
Replies: 2
Views: 3166

Re: Treating Rust

While I am only a novice at growing and maintaining fruit trees, the only way I know to avoid Cedar Apple Rust (C.A.R) is to to use Fungicides during the spring season (varies depending on your geography - typically late April through May) or plant resistant varieties. Clearly you've got some establ...
by CrazyEd
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bad Honny Crisp tree
Replies: 1
Views: 3338

Re: Bad Honny Crisp tree

Is the tree getting full sun at least 8 hours a day?

How is the soil quality below the tree?

Have you ever done any pruning on this tree?

Have you ever sprayed the tree? Does the tree look healthy, any signs of fungus/disease/insect damage???
by CrazyEd
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: must i cross polinate macintosh
Replies: 2
Views: 3781

Re: must i cross polinate macintosh

While i don't have any MAC trees personally, from the quick goggling I did it sounds like another tree is recommended. I would recommend getting an additional early blooming apple or a crab apple like a Dolgo if you have the space to accommodate an additional tree. Not only will it help with pollina...
by CrazyEd
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Brown Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 4923

Re: Brown Spots

Looks like Cedar Apple Rust to me. Do you have Red Cedar trees in the area? Do you spray these trees? I have a 2nd leaf Goldrush on MM.111 planted in 2010 that is showing some slight signs of CAR. Goldrush is a Disease Resistent tree, however it is slightly susceptible to CAR - my case seems to be m...