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by stevetyks
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Prairie Spy Tree
Replies: 6
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Re: New Prairie Spy Tree

Chuck,

Your are right, I just put the MG to it because it was handy and did not expect fruit for a couple years. I would not put chemicals (or very little) on food plants. I am confident it will become a good tree once it settles down in a few more seasons.

Steve
by stevetyks
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Prairie Spy Tree
Replies: 6
Views: 6604

Re: New Prairie Spy Tree

Yep, I put some miracle grow on it, last year and a couple of times earlier this season. I don't intend to use that in the future. I did not expect apples so soon, after planting. I intend to use dried organic manure unless you advise otherwise.
by stevetyks
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Prairie Spy Tree
Replies: 6
Views: 6604

Re: New Prairie Spy Tree

Thanks for the thorough advice. I don't think the gashes or better described as splits, are from birds. Maybe it is like cherries. I think cherries split if they get too wet on the tree. Man, what a wet summer. Each apple has usually one large split about an inch or more much more in length, about a...
by stevetyks
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Prairie Spy Tree
Replies: 6
Views: 6604

New Prairie Spy Tree

I put one Prairie Spy tree in the back yard of my office here in central Maine, Skowhegan to be exact. This tree was planted nearly 3 years ago. It is about 6-7 feat tall. It is a semi dwarf. I was surprised to see apples on it already, about 18 in total. Today, I went to look at the apples as they ...