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by Skipley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Green Grapes ......... when to cut back leaves an how much
Replies: 1
Views: 3490

Re: Green Grapes ......... when to cut back leaves an how m

Strip the leaves for direct expose.
by Skipley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 6923

Re: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)

Diploids only pollinate others, never themselves, self sterile. Tripods are cannot pollinate anything but often produce fruit parthenocarpically -without fertilization.
by Skipley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Unknown type of apple - help please
Replies: 2
Views: 3745

Re: Unknown type of apple - help please

Sheepnose looks a lot like this too
by Skipley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: What is your favorite keeper? >4 months
Replies: 1
Views: 2847

What is your favorite keeper? >4 months

Keepsake, golden russet, ashmeads kernal, fortune, enterprise.....help me extend this list...
by Skipley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
Replies: 5
Views: 5591

Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Williams Pride has the tartness and stores a month
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: New variety: Lady Alice
Replies: 1
Views: 4538

Re: New variety: Lady Alice

I think it's driven by the growers. This is a 2009 intro, patented variety, of course, exclusively sold by Rainier Fruit Co who discovered it.and likely it won't be significant among we growers for some time. Save seed and make your own new variety, patent it, don't share it, and make sure your a gi...
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Spray on Opal apples?
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Re: Spray on Opal apples?

Yes. Not an easy apple here to grow organically but certainly possible.
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA
Replies: 1
Views: 2624

Re: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

Eastern WA the temps get to -10 to -15 deg F regularly. Was it really that cold? Check the roots for voles, root rot etc.
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Purchasing bulk apples/pears in the Halton Hills area
Replies: 1
Views: 2764

Re: Purchasing bulk apples/pears in the Halton Hills area

Can't help with sourcing. The varieties for cider are many Bitter, Tannic, Sweet, Acid and Aromatic. Put these together with multiples or find a varietal cider apple. Some of my favorite sweet and hard cidering apples are Ashmeads Kernal, Spitzenburg, Zabergau Reinette, Claygate Pearmain, and I just...
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: unknown variety
Replies: 1
Views: 2872

Re: unknown variety

Sounds like Medlar, Mespilus germanica
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: New to Orange Pippin and apples
Replies: 1
Views: 2973

Re: New to Orange Pippin and apples

Keep em below 40 degrees if you can and above ~15 degrees (roots can be damaged and I don't know that T specifically). Prune minimally. Less is better imo. Establish a training system you want to use and stick to it. The rootstock used and variety matter primarily, ultimately so does your soil and c...
by Skipley
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Help identifying apple
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

Re: Help identifying apple

Cox sibling likely. Karmijn de Sonneville?
by Skipley
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: deer fencing grant
Replies: 1
Views: 3159

Re: deer fencing grant

First, have damage noted, cost out damage and then call your local Fish and Wildlife Commission folks as they are responsible for damage and will fence where needed. Otherwise they pay for the losses. At least that's the way it works here in Washington State.
by Skipley
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: How identify my variety ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4662

Re: How identify my variety ?

Here in Western Washington we have fruit growing societies and clubs that have fall shows with an apple/fruit I.D. panel at most- this usual consists of elders in the societies that have a lot of experience with especially older varieties. Reference books are typically part of the I.D. practice but ...
by Skipley
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Cameo
Replies: 1
Views: 2902

Re: Cameo

Albertson's here in W Washington sells these and a few other Washington Supermarkets too. Lots in E. Washington. Did you want me to mail you a box? or... When I was setting up my orchard 6 years ago I was searching for trees and was offered 1000 of these Cameo at $4 each grafted on bud 9. I declined...