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by Drew Dubious
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Benchgraft anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 14126

Re: Benchgraft anyone???

8 inches a year is optimal growth. I wish my trees would be satisfied with 8 inches. On seedling and standard size rootstock on average, unfertilized ground, they can easily put on 2 or 3 feet per well-exposed branch. These are the trees that are bearing fruit well. On poor soil, with M-7 rootstock...
by Drew Dubious
Tue May 10, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Young tree, base of trunk recovering from fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 4628

Re: Young tree, base of trunk recovering from fungus

Price tags usually do not have rootstock info unless it was a really thoughtful nursery :(


I would just observe for a while and see what happens. Also, you might try thinin out the tree's fruit by 1/3 ish to try and increase fruit size and quality.
by Drew Dubious
Sat May 07, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Young tree, base of trunk recovering from fungus
Replies: 3
Views: 4628

Re: Young tree, base of trunk recovering from fungus

Do you know what rootstock it is on? Do you observe delayed bud break, leaf discoloration, and/or twig dieback? Also, have you had extreme/excessive water this spring? I do not want to jump the gun, because it could just be one of those odd shapes that grow when a tree has a coverin. But collar rot ...
by Drew Dubious
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Nonproducing apple tree
Replies: 4
Views: 5832

Re: Nonproducing apple tree

Well, it can be biennial. Have you tried thinning?
by Drew Dubious
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Nonproducing apple tree
Replies: 4
Views: 5832

Re: Nonproducing apple tree

Do your other trees flower at the same time as the braeburn? Are you positive it is a dwarf?

I would graft it over instead of cutting it down either way! :)
by Drew Dubious
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Benchgraft anyone???
Replies: 8
Views: 14126

Re: Benchgraft anyone???

applebiggy wrote:How long would it take to get a benchgraft apple tree to grow full size? We thought about planting some trees to keep our neighbors from seeing into our yard. i don't think apple trees grow fast enough to solve our problem.

8 inches a year is optimal growth.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: How much of an apple is water?
Replies: 6
Views: 12318

Re: How much of an apple is water?

80%water abd 20%air. I loled heartily. :lol:
by Drew Dubious
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: pollination compatability?
Replies: 1
Views: 4105

Re: pollination compatability?

you should be good to go.
by Drew Dubious
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: CANKER? w/ Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 9004

Re: CANKER? w/ Pictures

I would steer clear of copper if possible.
by Drew Dubious
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's Wrong With The Honeycrisp Apples?
Replies: 6
Views: 9123

Re: What's Wrong With The Honeycrisp Apples?

I understand Honeycrisp is a bi-annual. That could have alot to do with the quality some years.
by Drew Dubious
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: CANKER? w/ Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 9004

Re: CANKER? w/ Pictures

It looks like those could have been wounds from canker. Canker will show as a green, mildewish looking stuff on your bark. It will kill wood above the infection as it cuts off the flow of sap.

This video may help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WrgmWTxuI8
by Drew Dubious
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: old southern wild crab apples
Replies: 1
Views: 4233

Re: old southern wild crab apples

That sounds like about half of all crab apple trees! heheh It will be tough to find the kind you are looking for with this information. Some other things that may help are... When did it bloom? When did it fruit? What color were the flowers? Did the fruit grow in clusters? You will find many nurseri...
by Drew Dubious
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crabapples in Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 4037

Re: Crabapples in Georgia

I Could not find one with that specific name. But prehaps this is on the right track?

http://www.morsenursery.com/index.php?c ... 15&pID=525


good luck!
by Drew Dubious
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: apple trade
Replies: 3
Views: 5691

Re: apple trade

Unfortunatly, I do not have any of the cultivars you want. However I am interested in a few of yours... I do have the following though in case you might find one or more interesting. Apple- Granny Smith McIntosh Empire Golden D Red D Early Harvest Staymen Winesap Plums- Toka Santa Rosa Peaches- Fros...
by Drew Dubious
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: True Winesaps in MD-VA-PA-DE-WV?
Replies: 4
Views: 6683

Re: True Winesaps in MD-VA-PA-DE-WV?

tkuntz wrote:I still grow them and sell them at our Farm market in South Central PA. I ship anywhere in the USA.

Do you ship scion wood also?