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by OrangePippin-Richard
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Winesap Pollination
Replies: 1
Views: 2217

Re: Winesap Pollination

I think Pink Lady will cross-pollinate Winesap.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Chantecler apple trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Re: Chantecler apple trees

If you are based in Europe I think some French nurseries will have this.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apples, plums and cherries, Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Replies: 1
Views: 2531

Re: Apples, plums and cherries, Gulf Islands, British Columb

Your climate is quite similar to the southern parts of the UK, so you may find that English varieties such as Cox, which don't always do well in the more continental climates of the US, can be grown in your area. It's not disease resistant though!
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: How does one identify apple varieties?
Replies: 2
Views: 2963

Re: How does one identify apple varieties?

There are 2 methods, either experience and / or use of a key. There are lots of key-based identification systems. Try this one for example: http://www.applename.com/ Provenance is often very important too. Also remember that bloom and ripening times are always relative - so you say your ones are ver...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: PLEASE HELP! Pollination ?'s
Replies: 2
Views: 2970

Re: PLEASE HELP! Pollination ?'s

Yes, GoldRush and Galarina should be compatible. Galarina is not well known so that is probably why you don't see much about it.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Identification of apple shown on landing page
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Re: Identification of apple shown on landing page

Hi Pat,

unfortunately it is not a specific apple, but a composite and stylized image created many years ago by our graphic designer!
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Spray on Opal apples?
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

Re: Spray on Opal apples?

Don't confuse organic, GMO, and un-treated. Any apple variety can be grown organically, even a GMO apple. Similarly, any apple variety can be grown without treatments, including GMO apples. There are hardly any GMO apple varieties. Apples grown organically are usually subjected to a regular spray pr...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Bramely 20 care
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

Re: Bramely 20 care

I recommend you fill in the contact form on their website, and they will be able to advise you further.

http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/inforequest.aspx
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Growing a tree from seed/grafting
Replies: 6
Views: 4730

Re: Growing a tree from seed/grafting

As noted in my previous reply, apples do not grow true from seed. Since most orchard pollinators are crab-apples, your tree is most likely a cross between Pink Lady and a crab-apple.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: where to get young sapling apple trees in Eastern Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

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

Try Siloam Orchards, near Newmarket. They sell trees too. Most US-based suppliers can't ship to Canada because of phytosanitary restrictions.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Newly planted apple trees
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

Re: Newly planted apple trees

I agree with Mike. Trees planted this late in the season may struggle to establish - keep them well watered.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon May 25, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Favorite plums
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Re: Favorite plums

Hi Mike. It sounds like you are interested in European plums, so how about Oullins Gage or Count Althann's Gage (also known as Reine Claude Conducta)?
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri May 22, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: So much blossom.
Replies: 7
Views: 4665

Re: So much blossom.

The blossom period does seem to have lasted longer than usual this spring - I'm in the north of England. I've been recording blossom dates for most of my trees on the Orange Pippin tree register, and over the years there is as much as 4 weeks difference.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri May 22, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple variety pairing advice needed for new grower
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

Re: Apple variety pairing advice needed for new grower

Usually 3 different apple varieties would probably cross-pollinate, but Winesap is a triploid variety and therefore not a good pollinator of other varieties. Empire and McIntosh are very closely-related so may not pollinate each other effectively, although you should still get something. As PA_docen...