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by Greyt.Chase
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Good varieties for selling?
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: Good varieties for selling?

You should consider growing some cider apples. There is a demand and you could probably put a premium on them.
by Greyt.Chase
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: red fleshed apple
Replies: 7
Views: 4421

Re: red fleshed apple

I'm in Michigan, USA. There is an orchard within a half hour drive of my house that has multiple varieties of red fleshed apples. They make some awesome hard cider from the red fleshed apples. Check out this juice being pressed! https://i2.wp.com/ciderchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/pressing-red...
by Greyt.Chase
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Beautiful Frankentree
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

Re: Beautiful Frankentree

It says he's done 16 of them.
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Spray on Opal apples?
Replies: 3
Views: 3160

Re: Spray on Opal apples?

I have a buddy who is a fourth generation apple grower and i've heard him say some interesting things about spraying. The chemicals they use are almost identical. Organic orchards have to spray two or three times more than conventional orchards. If they spray correctly, whether organic or convention...
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Hauer Pippin
Replies: 0
Views: 2807

Hauer Pippin

I've had Hauer Pippins that I harvested on Halloween sit in the fridge until April or May and still have crunch. Large, firm, tart, late apple that lasts a heck of a long time. I'm in 6a basically on the border with 5b.
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: apple picking places in Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 2548

Re: apple picking places in Minnesota

There is a big listing of apples places on this website. Click orchards under the Orange Pippin logo at the top and find one close to you.
by Greyt.Chase
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Ripe enough for Cider?
Replies: 4
Views: 4090

Re: Ripe enough for Cider?

Cut an apple in half. If the seeds are dark and free, it's ripe. If they aren't dark and are held into place pretty well, let them grow more.
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Old orchard needs help
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Old orchard needs help

Hope this link helps. I only read a bit of the beginning, but it might give you some direction.

http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardeni ... ruit-trees
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: where to get young sapling apple trees in Eastern Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 2915

Re: where to get young sapling apple trees in Eastern Ontari

I live in Eastern Ontario and own a 100 acre farm. I would like to plant a small orchard of apple trees about 1- 2 acres worth. Is there a supplier of young fruit trees that I can purchase from instead of going to the local Canadian Tire store where they seem to be rather costly. any advice would b...
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Favorite plums
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Re: Favorite plums

I've always been partial to Stanley plums.
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple variety pairing advice needed for new grower
Replies: 5
Views: 4350

Re: Apple variety pairing advice needed for new grower

Plant a crabapple to pollinate your trees. Crabapples in my collection include Nehou, Siberian, Hewes Virginia, and Whitney (are all good polliators). Nehou and Hewes bloom the longest. Check Orange Pippin or Trees of Antiquity for these crabappples. Michael Please tell me you make cider with all t...
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple Varieties true from Seed ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4286

Re: Apple Varieties true from Seed ?

I believe that Shiawassee does as well, but it's a Snow/Fameuse offspring. I'm trying to remember what other ones were listed as growing as "true to seed" in Tom Burford's book that i've been reading.
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: How to get started as a true apple lover?
Replies: 4
Views: 4777

Re: How to get started as a true apple lover?

Find your local farmers market. Find your local orchards. Buy some of each apple you can find and take notes on what you like and what you don't. I know it seems pretty basic, but it's a good place to start.
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Beautiful Frankentree
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

Beautiful Frankentree

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-an ... inds-fruit

Nothing groundbreaking, but it looks pretty cool.
by Greyt.Chase
Fri May 23, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Help identify apple tree?
Replies: 1
Views: 2708

Re: Help identify apple tree?

I don't know if they will be able to help you without posting a photo.