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by Ace
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: ID Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 7368

Re: ID Help Please

I was not able to ID it so, I just made up a name for it. It seems to be growing on it's own roots. I looks like the original leader died and it branched out from suckers. It might have started as a random seedling grown for root stock.
by Ace
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: ID Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 7368

Re: ID Help Please

Thanks for the muitute of replies and PMs. I have Identified the tree as the very rare Marvel apple. I will be selling this verity grafted on m111 and m26 in fall 2014.
by Ace
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 6923

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

From: http://www.jamesandthegiantcorn.com/2010/08/31/apple-genome-part-2/ : "Many successful apple varieties are actually triploids (they have three copies of each chromosome instead of the usual two) and don’t produce fertile pollen. Growing these varieties is even more complicated because they nee...
by Ace
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 6923

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

That sounds like a great project. I would love it if you could post the art when you are done. Searching the site you will in varieties and free ebooks under resources you will find info on most of the apples listed The term you are looking for may be Diploid meaning having two sets of 17 chromosome...
by Ace
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: What are best varieties to espalier in english garden
Replies: 5
Views: 5948

Re: What are best varieties to espalier in english garden

I have been researching espaliers and plan to plant an acre of espaliers next year. The variety must be a spur bearer. Spur bearers tend to be less vigorous, so a larger rootstock is recommended. M26 to M106 would be ideal. I am leaning towards M7 rootstock and hoping I will not need much additional...
by Ace
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 6
Views: 6308

Re: Hello?

Chirp, chirp, chirp
by Ace
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Intro
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

Re: Intro

Are you supporting the trees? A trellis system might be helpful for support and irrigation
by Ace
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: ID Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 7368

ID Help Please

This is fruit from a large 50-100 year old tree that was my property when I bought it a year ago. I know there are a thousand apples that look like this, but I need help narrowing it down. Here are some clues: its self-fertile, fruit is ready in August here in Kansas, It's fair tasting and a great c...
by Ace
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Hello ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 5312

Re: Hello ;)

I have a back acre that I am planting just for fun. It has peaches, plums, cherries, apples. Figs, mulberry Asian pears and paw paws are on the way. I personally like standard trees the best. When you plant a standard tree, chances are someone will be enjoying it 40 years later. On the top 3 acres I...
by Ace
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Hello ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 5312

Hello ;)

I am thankful for this site. I started planting trees this spring and cannot stop. I am preparing to plant a high density orchard and nursery. I want to have a small pick your own orchard and propagate rare / heirloom Trees. The plan is to order up to 2000 rootstocks and collect scion where I can. I...