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by dmtaylor
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Sorry
Replies: 3
Views: 4459

Re: Sorry

Ditto to those comments. I have noticed the same kind of stuff. Why not make a great website even better.
by dmtaylor
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Attribute Search Page
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

Re: Attribute Search Page

I've noticed the same thing. It used to work, although not very well. Now it doesn't work at all...
by dmtaylor
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Intro & Apple Tree ID(s) needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4156

Re: Intro & Apple Tree ID(s) needed

She is a beauty. It is very difficult to ID trees based on pictures, but that apple to me looks a lot like Malinda. Malinda tastes strongly of almonds, nuts, maybe cherries. If yours is more like banana then I cannot be sure what it might be. Good luck.
by dmtaylor
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: bearing fruit
Replies: 4
Views: 5549

Re: bearing fruit

Cortland is definitely a tip-bearer, and I believe its parent, McIntosh, may also be tip-bearing. Any pruning needs to be done with extreme caution as if you tip every branch, you'll get almost zero fruit because on a tip-bearer, the fruit buds mostly tend to form at the tips. This could explain the...
by dmtaylor
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: 3 year old tree snapped clean off at source - any salvation?
Replies: 2
Views: 4203

Re: 3 year old tree snapped clean off at source - any salvat

I think it depends on whether it snapped off above or below the graft union. Every good fruit tree is grafted to a good rootstock, within a few inches of the ground. The rootstock, if allowed to grow, will eventually produce apples, but they are typically not very good to eat. But if your tree snapp...
by dmtaylor
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 17650

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

All the king's horses and all the king's men doesn't make them right.

I for one am concerned about global warming. And I am a scientist.
by dmtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New growth turning upwards????
Replies: 4
Views: 4839

Re: New growth turning upwards????

Any suggestions how I should accomplish this and how long the branch should be? Weights would break the new growth. Should I wait until they grow longer before trying with weights? The only method I know is to take sticks and tie the new branches to them. Young growth is stronger than you might thi...
by dmtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: apples with red veins
Replies: 1
Views: 7635

Re: apples with red veins

There are a lot of apples with red flesh or red veins inside. The McIntosh / Jonamac / Cortland type varieties often have just the slightest hint of red inside, although not nearly enough to tint the sauce pink. But the ones with more prominent red flesh have pretty obvious names such as Pink Pearl,...
by dmtaylor
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cider Varieties
Replies: 3
Views: 5598

Re: Cider Varieties

I have pressed my own cider and found that the softer varieties such as Fameuse, Mac, Cortland, St Edmunds Russet, Egremont Russet, and probably many of the other russets are harder to press since they tend to gum up the cheeses unless you blend them with crunchier varieties. The juice they make is ...
by dmtaylor
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cider Varieties
Replies: 3
Views: 5598

Re: Cider Varieties

It can seriously be as easy as planting a whole slew of Honeycrisp, Zestar, and/or random crabapples. Honeycrisp and Zestar are bred for cold winters and both are pretty much the juiciest and sweetest apples you'd ever need. Crabapples add tartness, bitterness, and complex flavors. If you want to ge...
by dmtaylor
Mon May 21, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: No Blossoms
Replies: 6
Views: 7427

Re: No Blossoms

Depending on where you are weatherwise, a cold snap or three and this goofy weather in general that many people have experienced in March and April might have prevented proper development or killed most of the blossoms. Two of my 3rd year trees did not blossom at all this year, and most of the bloss...
by dmtaylor
Mon May 07, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple Crops In Other Places
Replies: 5
Views: 7340

Re: Apple Crops In Other Places

There aren't many big orchards in eastern Wisconsin, and I am only a backyard orchardist so I can really only speak for myself, but I have a feeling that many orchards in southern and eastern Wisconsin have likely been spared from the effects of many of the cold snaps that have bit others. For examp...
by dmtaylor
Wed May 02, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book of Ours
Replies: 18
Views: 16837

Re: Book of Ours

Funny you should mention Tony Dembski... I attended his pruning class in March and near the end of the lecture, he opened it up for questions, at which time I specifically asked him about notching/scoring/girdling as a means of controlling vigor, and he replied in his usual booming and disappointed ...
by dmtaylor
Tue May 01, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book of Ours
Replies: 18
Views: 16837

Re: Book of Ours

This world is way too small. Chuck, here I am in Two Rivers, WI, and I must be as much of an apple nut as you are. I first tried notching last year and it worked wonderfully. I even put up a video about it on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXdexMgFobA I must confess I really have very littl...
by dmtaylor
Tue May 01, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: cider from container apple trees
Replies: 5
Views: 6314

Re: cider from container apple trees

Cool, some Michiganders... maybe if I shout loud enough, you'll be able to hear me from where I'm at on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan.

Slainte.