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by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why can't I get my dwarf Honeycrisp apples to bloom?
Replies: 7
Views: 13694

Failure to bloom

There could be many reasons: Do your trees get 8 hours of sun? Do NOT use much nitrogen fertilizer. Do you know the name of the rootstock, (M.9, M.27, P.22) many go by dwarf, which can be 20 feet tall When all else fails beat the trunk with a baseball bat before mid July, the trees are starting to s...
by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: small apples
Replies: 2
Views: 6699

Small apple problem

Thin apples within 40 days after petal fall to get a larger crop and encourage bloom for next year.

Thin the apples to one every 6-8 inches. Preferably no not leave doubles, with a heavy set you sometimes have to remove all the apples from a spur.
by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Please help me find JUMBO apples
Replies: 6
Views: 10050

Jumbo Apples

One of the best jumbo's, tastes like Gravenstein to me, is Hanner's Jumbo. It originated in Hood River Valley, Oregon. It is a tip bearer, red with Red Delicious shape. I believe Stark's Bro. sells it as Stark's Jumbo. Another, but probably difficult to get is Spokane Beauty, another tip bearer. It ...
by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Eating the apple core... is good or harmful to your health?
Replies: 6
Views: 17300

Dangerous apple seeds

As stated many seeds have a "poison" associated with them. remember the fruit is for reproduction of the plant. The poisons usually impart a nasty taste so that the seeds do not all get eaten, that would destroy reproductive strategy. That said, I do eat an apple seed every once in a while. Not too ...
by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apples for the 21st Century
Replies: 3
Views: 10714

Apple for the 21 first century

I happen to know Warren Manhart, Author of Apples For the 21 first Century. He has lived apples all his life. He has raised 100's of varieties over the years in Lake oswego, Oregon. The photos in the book are from his backyard.
He is not all talk, he has walked the walk.
by elstar
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hudson's Golden Gem
Replies: 0
Views: 6349

Hudson's Golden Gem

Hudson's Golden Gem, is one of the russets with the rich, nutty flavor associated with most russets, It is also disease resistant, but it splits when tree is young. Excellent dessert and cooker, dries well.