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by Greyt.Chase
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Topic: Which Variety To Try This Year?
Replies: 4
Views: 6063

New Topic: Which Variety To Try This Year?

What kind of apples does everyone want to try this year? I haven't tasted too many so I have a lot!

Cox's Orange Pippin
20 oz
Caville Blanc
Black Twig

How about a Dutchess of Oldenburg for an early apple?

Is there something you have been wanting to taste this year? Let's hear it!!!!
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

PA_Docent wrote:We have had strong wind gusts the past three days. Unfortunately the branch that flowered and started producing fruit broke off :(
That's LAME! Sorry to hear it!
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! - I'm planting an orchard
Replies: 11
Views: 10735

Re: Help! - I'm planting an orchard

I ordered my trees from http://www.TreesOfAntiquity.com . They have nice information on their site which tells what zones they grow, if they need pollination, a description the apple, and more. I don't know if you plan on going organic, but the trees they sell are organic. I like that many of their ...
by Greyt.Chase
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! - I'm planting an orchard
Replies: 11
Views: 10735

Re: Help! - I'm planting an orchard

You could always look at apples grown by the University of Minnesota. They have produced many varities and the climate zone is lower than 5a. I'm from Mid-Michigan and zone 5b (maybe 6 if you look at the new maps) and many orchards around here grow Northern Spy apples. Jonathon is another good one.....
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

Stanley plums are the ones I like the most. Every fall, my mom would buy some and I loved them.

I want to plant one of them in the next few years. Once I get my apple trees going in the right direction!
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bardsey Apple Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 5425

Re: Bardsey Apple Trees

I found this thread from a few days ago, maybe it can help. It's from a Bardsey message board.

http://www.boards2go.com/boards/board.c ... r=bardmike
by Greyt.Chase
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Stanley Plums

Anyone have a Stanley Plum tree? They are fairly common around Michigan. You see them a lot at farmers markets. Once I get my apple trees going, i'm going to plant a few plum trees.

Anyone else growing some plums?
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cox's Orange Pippen
Replies: 7
Views: 9285

Re: Cox's Orange Pippen

I got my Cox's Orange Pippin in the ground, but it has no buds yet so i'm going to hold off a little longer. They were planted this past Sunday and another tree is starting to bud, so shouldn't be too far behind!.
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 5526

Re: Hello

Hi there Josh. I'm new around here as well. Welcome!
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Michigan Orchards out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 4230

Re: Michigan Orchards out there?

Greyt.Chase, Where in mid-Michigan do you reside? Eastman Antique Apples is in Wheeler and has over a thousand varieties. They sell their apples at the Midland (and also Flint I believe) Farmers Markets on Saturdays. http://www.orangepippin.com/orchards/united-states/michigan/eastmans-antique-orcha...
by Greyt.Chase
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Michigan Orchards out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 4230

Michigan Orchards out there?

I've made a pretty long list of apples that i'd like to try. Anyone out there in Michigan have some interesting apples growing in your orchard? I'm in the Mid-Michigan area but am willing to drive a bit for something interesting.

Anyone else here in the Great Lakes State?
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cox's Orange Pippen
Replies: 7
Views: 9285

Re: Cox's Orange Pippen

Very cool! I saw that photo on your blog yesterday (which, by the way, is a pretty cool blog). It's looking good. Waiting on my COP to come in, but they don't mail to 5b until mid April.
by Greyt.Chase
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Got a question for everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 8631

Re: Got a question for everyone

I am not sure what your experience is in apples but just as a reminder keep in mind rootstock and pollination when you make your selection. These people have fruit trees where it is very cold. I noticed they use a rootstock more suited for the cold. http://www.fedcoseeds.com/index.htm Randy I have ...
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Got a question for everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 8631

Re: Got a question for everyone

Thanks for the info! I'm going to put them on my list of apples to try this season! As for the trees i'm probably going to plant, they are all heirloom varities that i'm going to get in a bundle from Trees of Antiquity. Ashmead's Kernel, Cox's Orange Pippin, Northern Spy, Newton Pippin, White Pearma...
by Greyt.Chase
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Got a question for everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 8631

Re: Got a question for everyone

Luckily, there is local orchard that has TONS of varieties of antique apples. They claim to have 1,500 varieties and 4,000 trees. I'm sure that if I keep coming back to them and buying different apples, i'll find the exact perfect apple for my yard.

Thanks for the suggestion!