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by PA_Docent
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Finally found a site that describes/pictures a dissection of an apple:

http://appleparermuseum.com/AppleAnatomy.htm

Thanks Apple Parer Museum and Mike Viney
by PA_Docent
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are the best apples for apple sauce?
Replies: 9
Views: 13418

Re: What are the best apples for apple sauce?

Quote "I've heard reports that there might be food shortages in the near future, and I want to protect my family by investing in an emergency seed bank. How much do these kits cost,and how many types of kratom seeds come with them?" I purchase heritage seed (seed that comes back true from seed) from...
by PA_Docent
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: kiwis
Replies: 2
Views: 5054

Re: kiwis

OK, I did some research so I will limit myself to Actinidia arguta and Actinidia kolomikta but now what to select:

Arctic Beauty
Ananasnaya
Dumbarton Oaks
Geneva
Issai
Meader

Does anyone have any favorites? What about planting Hayward in zone 6a/b?

Thanks
by PA_Docent
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: kiwis
Replies: 2
Views: 5054

kiwis

I live in south-central, PA, zone 6a/b. We have a similar weather as in Maryland, only 5 degrees cooler and less humid. It does get into the 20's as the high for a few days during the winter with some snow as early as November and as late as March. The snow is rare and usually melts before we have a...
by PA_Docent
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fearn's Pippin
Replies: 6
Views: 7176

Re: Fearn's Pippin

It is only a three year old tree. I have been pruning the water spouts, crossing branches, etc. I have (1) been keeping the branches that emanate from the main stem at 60-90 degrees, (2) straightening out limbs with my tie down method. I have been doing very well so far. This year the main stem (tru...
by PA_Docent
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

I am finding it difficult (online) to locate any information about the faint yellow dots between the core and the skin of the apple. I see these dots on all the apples I eat from the store and orchard. Next time I go to the orchard will ask there. Any ideas?
by PA_Docent
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

I am wondering and if anyone knows, please share. In the picture of the cut apple, what are the small yellow dots seen between the core and the skin? I see this in all apples.
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Harovin Sundown
Replies: 5
Views: 7645

Re: Harovin Sundown

I take 2-3 foot lengths of old branches from my burn pile (they are dead and dried) and tie the tree branches to this dead wood. The dead wood straightens out the branches and weighs them down so that they are mostly between 45-60 degrees off the central leader. With apple trees and new growth, this...
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

I spoke with Trees of Antiquity where I purchased this tree. The owner informed me that at least this tree bears smaller fruit when it is young. As the tree matures the fruit should be normal size (about 10cm diameter).
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cultivar versus Trademark names?
Replies: 4
Views: 6337

Re: Cultivar versus Trademark names?

When a new variety of any plant is produced, the person who worked on developing that variety can obtain a patent (good for 10 years) or a trademark (indefinite in human terms) to protect their product for a length of time. That means if you purchase a patented or trademarked apple tree/fruit, the c...
by PA_Docent
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cultivar versus Trademark names?
Replies: 4
Views: 6337

Re: Cultivar versus Trademark names?

SweeTango is the trademark name of the apple that grows on the Minneiska apple tree (really a Minneiska apple). Pacific Rose is the trademarked name of the apple. NZ Rose or just "Rose" are recent names for the same apple. The name of the Scirose apple is the title of the United States Patent PP0781...
by PA_Docent
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

this is a picture of my first Ananas Reinette apple. It was dense, squat circluar in shape, sweet/tart, and agreed that it is an apple worth keeping. It measured about 2 inches or ~5cm in diameter. Dropped off the tree on 29 August 2012. My icon was taken while the Ananas Reinette was flowering earl...
by PA_Docent
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8982

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Update: My only Ananas Reinette apple "dropped" off the tree on Monday, 29 August 2012 by the time I had returned from work. This was the first and only apple in my two year orchard this year. It was small and heavily mottled. It was sweet and tangy. In the future when the tree is more mature and pr...
by PA_Docent
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help ID this apple/tree, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 7371

Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

I am in agreement with Hugh. Red Delicious is a common variety sold at hardware stores and nurseries. Glad you get apples off it and like them. brainfogbetty- Thank you for asking and posting more pictures. Mike
by PA_Docent
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help ID this apple/tree, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 7371

Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Nice pictures of your apple tree. Interesting blush on your fruit. Tell us more about the apple flavor, sweet or tart? Hard or soft flesh? Interested in knowing more!