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by Greyt.Chase
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 9444

Re: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?

My daughter and her husband moved into a house about 9 years ago, there is a lone apple tree planted ( in memorandum we believe) in the front yard, the tree seems healthy, no problems to speak of as far as we can see, but it has never set an apple. My question is, do apple trees have to have a 2nd ...
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

It's been one of those years I suppose. I planted six apple trees in March and one of them grew about 2 foot, but the rest haven't done much. I seriously doubt my Orange Pippin gained any height. The side branches maybe a little, but not much. It was a crazy summer here in mid Michigan. No one has a...
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

Looks pretty good! What is the projected height for the tree?
by Greyt.Chase
Wed May 30, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: firtigation products and schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 6468

Re: firtigation products and schedule

I had no idea there was a Grand Marais MN. I only knew of Grand Marais MI.
by Greyt.Chase
Tue May 29, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: firtigation products and schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 6468

Re: firtigation products and schedule

What part of Minnesota are you in? My inlaws live sorta close to Brainerd.

The pics on your blog look cool!
by Greyt.Chase
Sun May 27, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Sourcing Cider / Juice Year Round
Replies: 2
Views: 4606

Re: Sourcing Cider / Juice Year Round

My suggestion is to talk to your local orchard. Typically, if they press cider, they freeze some because it would go bad too quickly otherwise. At least that is how it is here in my neck of the woods. You might be right though...some of the "big boys" might not want to mess with such small scale sal...
by Greyt.Chase
Sun May 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cox's Orange Pippen
Replies: 7
Views: 9285

Re: Cox's Orange Pippen

My Cox's Orange Pippin is finally to a size that I was wanting to post it. It was planted on March 18th of this year. My only concern is that I clipped the top too much and didn't trim the feathers as much as I should have. I figure I can do this during the winter instead of right now...when it isn'...
by Greyt.Chase
Thu May 10, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Menomonie,WI in need of the following for chip bud grafting.
Replies: 3
Views: 4537

Re: Menomonie,WI in need of the following for chip bud graft

I did talk to him at Maple Valley and he mainly sells scions for bench grafting in spring. That was my impression anyway. I dont think he would have a problem if I drove to his place, I just dont want to drive 5 hours for chip buds. I was going to suggest you drive over there, but realized that Men...
by Greyt.Chase
Fri May 04, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple Crops In Other Places
Replies: 5
Views: 7340

Apple Crops In Other Places

The orchard owners i've talked to around my neck of the woods have had their entire crops wiped out this spring. It was so warm then got to freezing temperatures and killed off the blossoms.

Are other areas experiencing this as well?
by Greyt.Chase
Tue May 01, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Organic Treatments
Replies: 1
Views: 3454

Re: Organic Treatments

I'm going to try and grow organically. This year, I don't really plan on putting anything on them. I am more concerned with getting some peastone around the base and some ramial wood chips to cover the surrounding ground. I did get some humates and organic mulch to put around the tree when I planted...
by Greyt.Chase
Tue May 01, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: cider from container apple trees
Replies: 5
Views: 6314

Re: cider from container apple trees

I don't really have anything to add, but I just wanted to say "Hi!" to Peste, from one Michigander to another!
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Tremlett's Bitter
Replies: 6
Views: 7727

Re: Tremlett's Bitter

I was going to suggest a Wickson, but it's a midseason bloomer. There might be some overlap though but i'm not sure how effective that would be.
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 8
Views: 9420

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello! My name is Jeff. I'm from the Mid-Michigan area, close to Saginaw. I've been interested in apples for a few years, but only planted this year. I wanted to at my old house, but two 75-100ft maple trees in a city lot didn't allow me to do that. Now that i'm in a new place, I have the space. In ...
by Greyt.Chase
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What kind apple do you like to eat?
Replies: 7
Views: 7382

Re: What kind apple do you like to eat?

I simply LOVE apples! I recently tried Pink Lady and it tastes wonderful, probably the best apple I ever had. As for the others, I enjoy pretty much any of them, I particularly like Red Galas and Golden Delicious. I'd like to try Braeburn and Honeycrisp, but they are quite difficult to find here in...
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What kind apple do you like to eat?
Replies: 7
Views: 7382

Re: What kind apple do you like to eat?

As far as an apple I can walk into any store and pick up, it's Granny Smith, hands down. I'm always in pursuit of a large, firm, and tart apple. Especially one that I can get from a local orchard.

I tried a Golden Nugget last year and really enjoyed that one.