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by JohnB
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crows!
Replies: 14
Views: 14119

Re: Crows!

CDs may work but make sure the CDs aren't of The Counting Crows. I would stay away from the Birds too but The Yardbirds might be a better choice. If you use CDs from Flock of Seagulls, even your friends will stay away from you. Lastly, playing Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd would score points with me. O...
by JohnB
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 16908

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

Global warming is a fact. The last time the average global temp was below the monthly average was Feb 1985! That's 329 months in a row of at or higher than normal temps. http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/image/2012/4th-warmest-july-on-record Why is it going up is a good question. Maybe it is human re...
by JohnB
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 16908

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

Just look at what is successful south of you where it is hotter and think about planting those apples that are successful down there. The USDA just changed our area to a different Zone, so I must change with it.... to a degree.
by JohnB
Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple Crops In Other Places
Replies: 5
Views: 7069

Re: Apple Crops In Other Places

I have heard of whole crops being wiped out too. But one orchard I know will have a bumper crop and have been told "you'll sell 100% of your crop this year" due to the lack of apples at other orchards.
by JohnB
Sun May 20, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: No Blossoms
Replies: 6
Views: 7159

Re: No Blossoms

I don't know :D But I did find a hint on the internet and that was to use a small amount of 20 Mule team Borax on the trees and it said that helps the trees produce blossoms. So I tried it last summer and sure as heck I had a TON of blossoms this spring. Of course a cold snap hit and lost an unhealt...
by JohnB
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Best Apples for the Season
Replies: 1
Views: 4358

Re: Best Apples for the Season

Like you, I live in upstate NY and have been looking at that Black Diamond Farm site. It is nice. I am proud of my upstate NY roots and its role in the apple world. Personally I would start with apples that are from NY like Northern Spy, Cortlands, Empire, Liberty, Spitzenbergs, Fortune and/or Newto...
by JohnB
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: id this, please
Replies: 4
Views: 5250

Re: id this, please

Wow!! That is a great site for helping IDing apples.

I'm bookmarking that one.
by JohnB
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Is this a Roxbury Russet?
Replies: 5
Views: 5365

Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

It looks like it. And RRs hang late in the season and are outstanding cider apples.

Where are you located?
by JohnB
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple variety identification help?
Replies: 1
Views: 3663

Re: Apple variety identification help?

I find IDing apples over the internet tough but I would guess at it is an Esopus Spitzenburg. They were first found in the town of Esopus, NY, so finding them in Mass. isn't a crazy thought :) I discovered my first ES tree this year (in the Albany NY area) near a very old farm and LOVE these apples....