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by Kellogg Hill Farms
Thu May 07, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Gretna Green old apple variety
Replies: 5
Views: 6979

Re: Gretna Green old apple variety

Very nice. It's always good to be able to keep a hard to find variety going. Good luck with this project!
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Thu May 07, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Spray on Opal apples?
Replies: 4
Views: 6723

Re: Spray on Opal apples?

There seems to be a lot of confusion with growing terminology when it comes to agriculture. GMOs are genetically modified organisms. They have been changed in a laboratory to have factors such as resistance to a bug, weed killer, bacteria etc.. Organic is a method of growing fruits veggies and anima...
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Mon May 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hard Cider
Replies: 5
Views: 8084

Re: Hard Cider

I will concur with a few posts on here that Angry Orchard is a good cider. Here in NY it is easier to find ciders than other places around the country that I've traveled to. Original Sin is very good, as well. It is a little harder to find here, being much smaller in scale than Angry Orchard. Woodch...
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Sun May 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Newbie apple grower
Replies: 3
Views: 6195

Re: Newbie apple grower

Pinch off the blooms and let the tree concentrate on growth and root development for the first few years.
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: List of Low-ish Chill Varieties?
Replies: 2
Views: 4571

Re: List of Low-ish Chill Varieties?

There is a great youtube video by dave Wilson nursery that has an apple block in Irvine ca. They planted 33 or so "high chill" apples and got apples off 31 varieties. It's worth a watch.
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Fri May 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Register a new apple variety?
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Re: Register a new apple variety?

I would assume that it is still being maintained. I have plums that I asked to have added and they are not yet.
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Fri May 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: How identify my variety ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7674

Re: How identify my variety ?

Chances are that it is not a "variety" that's being propagated, such as Grimes golden. Its more likely a chance seedling that grew up and now shares traits of apples that you know.
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Fri May 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA
Replies: 2
Views: 4971

Re: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

I have a couple sweets, bing and stella, and am in zone 5b. We are close to Lake Erie and regularly have temps below 0°F. There are a couple commercial orchards near me that have both sweets and sours.

Probably more to do with soil conditions than cold.
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Good varieties for selling?
Replies: 4
Views: 6096

Re: Good varieties for selling?

Planting for commercial production, I would stick with the varieties that people want in the big stores, such as Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, or what ever is popular in your area. I'm assuming that you may be wanting to sell the apples in wholesale or bulk. If you are a little more adventurous, I would s...
by Kellogg Hill Farms
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Pruning Deer Damaged trees
Replies: 2
Views: 2985

Re: Pruning Deer Damaged trees

Apples are amazingly forgiving for the most part. I like to size control my trees and will often top them at about 5 feet to stimulate growth, which i will then prune to get branching where i want it. Here in the US, most apples are pruned to a central leader style, however there is a growing trend ...