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by appledude
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Beautiful Frankentree
Replies: 2
Views: 5118

Re: Beautiful Frankentree

Isn't that merely a proposed tree that he wants to build?
by appledude
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Hidden Rose Apple (East Coast?)
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

Re: Hidden Rose Apple (East Coast?)

Nice pic!

On the west coast it grows pretty much like that picture. Tasty apple, that. Probably the tastiest of the red fleshes, actually has more than tartness.
by appledude
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Cows vs. Random Wild Baby Apple Trees
Replies: 0
Views: 2990

Cows vs. Random Wild Baby Apple Trees

"The cows continue to browse seedling apple trees thus for twenty years or more, keeping them down and compelling them to spread, until at last they are so broad that they become their own fence, when some interior shoot, which their foes cannot reach, darts upward with joy; for it has not forgotten...
by appledude
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Grafting pear onto hawthorne
Replies: 6
Views: 6546

Re: Grafting pear onto hawthorne

Please note, Enzoastro, that the medlar will at some point vastly overgrow the hawthorn, and a good windstorm will break your whole graft off. Speaking of graft union above ground. If you have buried the union, the medlar should eventually self root.
by appledude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Lyons Sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Re: Lyons Sweet

Nick Botner in Oregon has/had one called Lyon. Might be the same one.

www.slant.com/orchard/Botner-2012.PDF
by appledude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Nutritional question
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

Re: Nutritional question

It depends on what nutrient you are interested in I suppose. Some apples are quite high in sugars some high in acids or tannins, polyphenols, anthocyanins, course cellulosic fiber, pectin, et set era! You are probably beginning to realize that these are good google search terms when used with the wo...
by appledude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: root cellar
Replies: 8
Views: 9031

Re: root cellar

How about apple juice concentrate with vodka added for the octane? :lol:

Is this a good workaround?
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Poor Crops
Replies: 2
Views: 3701

Re: Poor Crops

Sorry to hear that.

On the west coast we had a pretty normal crop of apples & pears, and a bumper crop of plums.
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: bellefleur kransy?
Replies: 1
Views: 2989

Re: bellefleur kransy?

Were the trees in some kind of intentional planting?

Or perhaps a stray bird or racoon planted seedling beside the road? Kinda helps to know.
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: root cellar
Replies: 8
Views: 9031

Re: root cellar

Nice post Sherwood!
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Question about apple fruits
Replies: 1
Views: 3288

Re: Question about apple fruits

Looks like russet to me. Did you have particularly wet weather soon after pollination?

Some apples are rough and brown all over and russet is usually part of their name!
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: scion trade this winter?
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

Re: scion trade this winter?

Nice collection!
You dont say where you are. I might have tried to rescue the same old mans pear for him last spring at the Canby scion exchange. Maybe the same guy?

Are you in the PNW?
by appledude
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple Varieties true from Seed ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4820

Re: Apple Varieties true from Seed ?

I think I've heard that Beautiful Arcade throws more or less uniform progeny.
by appledude
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Grafting pear onto hawthorne
Replies: 6
Views: 6546

Re: Grafting pear onto hawthorne

You can t-bud but that still depends on bark slipping, so you could still do your bark graft. I like doing a whip and tongue even when sizes of wood are totally out of whack. Moisture loss is your enemy in any case. Cover scion with school glue after completing your graft this time of year. Buds wil...
by appledude
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Grafting pear onto hawthorne
Replies: 6
Views: 6546

Re: Grafting pear onto hawthorne

I do this graft routinely, whip and tongue style mostly, but if the scion is too small and the hawthorn stock largish, I merely do a bark graft. Cover the entire scion with Doc Farewell glue or even school glue when finished grafting, binding and plugging air holes with kids modeling clay. Some comb...