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by Outback Orchard
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Honeycrisp Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 8593

Re: Honeycrisp Spacing

Just found this tree spacing calculator .......

http://www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/cleme ... pacing.htm
by Outback Orchard
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Honeycrisp Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 8593

Re: Honeycrisp Spacing

Depending on soil fetility I would go 14-18' on m111, on m106 slightly closer 12-16, both free standing central leader (stake for the first 3-5 years). M26 growers in my area are spacing in the 8-10' range staking with a top tellis wire, still pruning to central leader. What are you doing with your ...
by Outback Orchard
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Plum Curculio
Replies: 2
Views: 5615

Re: Plum Curculio

Use Imidan (over the counter here in Vt) At tight cluster, petal fall and at ten day intervals through end of June for PC generally speaking. However you may be able to get on a IPM alert e-mail list from your local extention service for best results. PC will be more or less dependant on weather fro...
by Outback Orchard
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Sap leaking and can't find the problem and desperate.
Replies: 1
Views: 4153

Re: Sap leaking and can't find the problem and desperate.

Just wrote a long explination of your problem but lost it trying to attach a picture. :( You have apple tree borers of some sort. Google that and read up on them. Prevention is the best medicine in the future. Paint base of trees with a deluted latex, use window screen stapled around base from groun...
by Outback Orchard
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What to do with a much loved tree that is in the way
Replies: 5
Views: 6913

Re: What to do with a much loved tree that is in the way

Probably to big to move but you could take a scion from it now and graft it to a suitable rootstock this spring.
by Outback Orchard
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are all these little green bugs, aphids?
Replies: 11
Views: 20292

Re: What are all these little green bugs, aphids?

Aphids are tolerable in most cases. Monitor to see if the colonies get very large and you begin seeing several leaves of terminal shoots look as though they are wilting. In that case you should spray w/ pesticide and be sure to get underside of leaves. The earwig idea sounds like a good idea to keep...