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by PA_Docent
Tue May 12, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Question about my dwarf golden delicious tree please?
Replies: 3
Views: 4280

Re: Question about my dwarf golden delicious tree please?

I have two dwarf trees; seummer rambo and stayman. They started bearing in their second year however this year (their third) they are covered with blossoms.
by PA_Docent
Sun May 10, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Red Delicious apple chemicals very valuable
Replies: 2
Views: 3676

Re: Red Delicious apple chemicals very valuable

Calville Blanc is high in vitamin C! wonder if there ever was a study performed about nutrients in apples?
by PA_Docent
Sat May 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apples Are GOOD For You!
Replies: 6
Views: 7634

Re: Apples Are GOOD For You!

Include Calville Blanc to that list also.
by PA_Docent
Sat May 09, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Is this a bad year for rust in New England?
Replies: 2
Views: 4510

Re: Is this a bad year for rust in New England?

I use Bordeaux spray at first sign of cedar rust. At least this growing season here in PA, rust has not been an issue!
by PA_Docent
Sat May 09, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: quince scion wood sources ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3498

Re: quince scion wood sources ?

Do you have any varieties in mind? I have two that I can share.
by PA_Docent
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple fruits
Replies: 1
Views: 3071

Re: Apple fruits

Was this the first year that your apples netted? Is this was the first year the trees bore fruit, perhaps it's in the genes? I will do more research.
by PA_Docent
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: own rooted apple trees
Replies: 6
Views: 7340

Re: own rooted apple trees

Please keep us updated on you success rate. Interesting post.
by PA_Docent
Wed May 07, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Japaness beetle oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 5299

Re: Japaness beetle oddity

I don't have Liberty however the Japanese beetles did not bother my apple trees. The tree they attacked was my Damson plum and left my other two plums alone. I got rid of the Damson so wonder which tree they will move to next?
by PA_Docent
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Stink Bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 5893

Re: Stink Bugs

Are stink bugs territorial? Do they migrate during the year? I live in the country so if I remove stink bugs from my yard, it will only be a matter of time before I have more. I will try the sticky coffee pot method this year.
thanks - Mike
by PA_Docent
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: mouse damage
Replies: 1
Views: 3211

Re: mouse damage

What is the diameter of where the mice chewed? Are these mature trees? If so, then the mice will have chewed off the bark only and not the sapwood that carries the food to the rest of the tree. If they chewed into the Cambrian (the part that carries food to the roots), no idea what may happen. Are t...
by PA_Docent
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fearn's Pippin
Replies: 6
Views: 6383

Re: Fearn's Pippin

This is the first winter I have had no deers cross through my yard. I guess when they smell the currants, they avoid the area. Black currants particularly are avoided by deers!
by PA_Docent
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fearn's Pippin
Replies: 6
Views: 6383

Re: Fearn's Pippin

Found out that planting currants (black currants in particular) in my orchard makes the deers avoid my trees :) This method of planting currants allows me to double harvest from my orchard. (Black) Currants in July and August and apples starting in Sept.
by PA_Docent
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Need Apple Tree Variety Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 5586

Re: Need Apple Tree Variety Advice

Also might want to give Ananas Reinette a try. I picked in early October if that is about the time you want. My tree has only been in the ground three years and it has produced only one year. It is a slow grower and the only insect bothering were ants bringing aphids to it. It is a dense, tart apple...
by PA_Docent
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: scion for Api etoile and Hauer pippin apples
Replies: 3
Views: 4044

Re: scion for Api etoile and Hauer pippin apples

Contact board member heymikey. He sells scion wood.
by PA_Docent
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Hello ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 6195

Re: Hello ;)

I have 20 apple trees on my one acre lot (also pear, plum, cherry, quince). The apple trees are on different rootstocks, however in my soil, the best rootstock is the M111. The M111 does well in sandy soil and is resilient to the weather here. One apple on an M26 rootstock did not survive a freak wi...