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by PA_Docent
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: bearing fruit
Replies: 4
Views: 6531

Re: bearing fruit

Are the branches more upright than parallel to the earth? I am selectively pruning and spreading my branches so they are at 45-90 degrees. Branches that are more parallel to the earth should be more favorable to fruit production. I am a second year apple grower and all my trees have been planted wit...
by PA_Docent
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: European Mirabelle
Replies: 3
Views: 7388

Re: European Mirabelle

I will try to give it a go if/when I can get my hands on some pits. Thanks!
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: European Mirabelle
Replies: 3
Views: 7388

European Mirabelle

Can I get a cutting of the French "Mirabelle" (small, yellow plum) here in the USA? A friend of mine who knows about my interest in plants, recently returned from France and said that the Mirabelle does not grow true from pit and to get a true Mirabelle, I would require a cutting and graft onto my p...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 11239

Re: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?

I am happy to report that even there there has been no sign of growth the past two months, the tree has new shoots now. Looks like it will make it this year.
by PA_Docent
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 20229

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

JohnB - thanks for the link! I will send to my friend at NOAA and see what he says, maybe change is mind?
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: cider from container apple trees
Replies: 5
Views: 7413

Re: cider from container apple trees

I am thinking about doing the same and currently grow Nehou, Muscat de Bernay, Kingston Black, Tremlett's Bitter specifically for making sparkling cider. Also, my other trees will be used for flavoring. Muscat de Bernay and Tremlett's Bitter are very slow growers which might adopt well to your situa...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 20229

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

I spoke with a friend who works for NOAA. He thinks this is the tipping point of an ice age. I have heard that theory too however I believe in global warming. Even a few degrees warmer in central PA should not hurt my fruit production - may improve production. The two years since I lived here we hav...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Finnish Cider
Replies: 2
Views: 5760

Re: Finnish Cider

I have never grown hops but they look like interesting plants and should be easy to grow here. My trees are still several years away from bumper crops so for now will only eat the few that ripen. Thanks for the idea though!
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Very small red apples for wedding decor
Replies: 2
Views: 7099

Re: Very small red apples for wedding decor

My Siberian Crabapple has dark red fruit, about 1"-1.5" diameter this year. If I were closer I would send you the few I have (the tree is only two yrs in the ground but produced about 8 crabapples this year). If you can find someone close by with a crabapple tree that produces the same size fruit (1...
by PA_Docent
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

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

For the time being, it looks like the spots have not multiplied. The spots have grown to about 2mm in diameter but seems to have stopped. I checked the pictures of the Ananas Reinette on the OP website and it looks similar to the bottom center of the first photograph so I guess that it is normal gro...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

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

I doubt they are lenticils; not enough spots!. There are about 50 grey spots and were not on my apple all season during it's development. The grey spots have not multiplied or enlargened. Will just have to wait and see if anything else happens and pray that my single apple makes it to September/Octo...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 20229

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

Berries drying out perhaps? Have you tried Gooseberries? They have a lot of leaves and the fruit develops on the underside of the branch. I have Hinnomaki Red and they are strong their second year in the ground. Had a bumper crop of gooseberries too :) Expanding my fruit trees and bushes next year a...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

I only have one apple remaining on my Ananas Reinette and have been keeping a close eye on it. Ananas Reinette is one of the best growers in my home orchard (least amount of issues) but wondering what this new indication that I observed yesterday for the first time. The skin has grey spots that are ...
by PA_Docent
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 20229

Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

I started researching what will happen in the future to fruit trees (particularly apples). If water is not an issue, wood and fruit growth in fruit/apples should enhance growth of wood, canopy, and production (?). Can anyone add to this discussion? I am not a biologist, just a concerned citizen tryi...
by PA_Docent
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Black Rot resistant Plums
Replies: 1
Views: 4913

Re: Black Rot resistant Plums

For precautions:
Check http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/p ... 011_08.pdf

Has four black rot resistant plums at the bottom of the page:
http://agsci.psu.edu/fphg/stone/variety ... -varieties

This site has several listed also:
http://www.johnsonnursery.com/FRUIT%20PAGES/PLUMS.htm