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by DuckyDave
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Calville Blanc d'Hiver
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Re: Calville Blanc d'Hiver

Check out fourseasons.com. His collection is huge, also in Ohio. I do not remember if he has CBd'H. but he is very helpful.
by DuckyDave
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: PLEASE HELP! Pollination ?'s
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: PLEASE HELP! Pollination ?'s

Your second question, What other apples can be grown that offer pollen for each other (more correctly said, as insects do the action) is best approached by asking yourself: What do I want in an apple? You've already got mid-late bloom with GoldRush, so you can work forward with that, or take on a la...
by DuckyDave
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Novice!
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

Re: Novice!

I am far from Ireland, dwelling in the dry zone of Washington state - which comprises the eastern half of the state - and in the Far West of America. About 8 years ago I thought it might be useful to grow a couple of apple trees. The disappointments only spurred me to look deeper and try harder. Jon...
by DuckyDave
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Red flesh Apple scion
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Red flesh Apple scion

I have two bench grafts of ref-fleshed apples from Maple Valley Orchards in Wisconsin: Winekist and Redfield. Bought in winter of '14 and planted that April, the Winekist bloomed this season and produced two flawless 2 x 2 inch fruit. Ooops, forgot to see if you are in the States or in the UK. If in...
by DuckyDave
Fri May 07, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: How do I crossbreed apples?
Replies: 8
Views: 27553

Re: How do I crossbreed apples?

Hope you're not in a hurry: Most apples are unable to produce fruit without the presence of another variety (or more properly, cultivar); they must pollinate each other. Then, there are some varieties that have a surplus of genetic material, called triploids, that cannot pollinate any other apples. ...
by DuckyDave
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hertiage or Old Varietals Used for making Hard Cider
Replies: 7
Views: 9733

Re: Hertiage or Old Varietals Used for making Hard Cider

I see this is rather old. In case you have not run across them before this, I can recommend by happy experience Raintree Nursery, located in SW Washington state. I bought three heritage cultivars (Ashmead's Kernel, Kingston Black apple and English Morello pie cherry) and two newer (Queen Cox and Lib...