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by PA_Docent
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Finnish Cider
Replies: 2
Views: 4996

Finnish Cider

I spent 6 months in Finland and drank a lot of Finnish 4% and 6% cider. I prefer cider that is bitter and dry. I would like to know what apple trees the Finns make their cider from? I will have five cider trees in my yard by mid April and I can plant a couple more if I can find out which they grow i...
by PA_Docent
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Home Orchard Spray Program
Replies: 2
Views: 4985

Re: Home Orchard Spray Program

I use Bordeaux powder (I have to order it online because local merchandisers don't carry the powder) with success on cedar rust and fungus issues here in PA. The Bordeaux powder is a fine, gray powder that I mix up in my spray bottle with water.
by PA_Docent
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Cox's Orange Pippen
Replies: 7
Views: 9256

Re: Cox's Orange Pippen

I am looking forward to receipt of the one I ordered. You can see all my apple and plum trees on the orange pippin website. Mike
by PA_Docent
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Need list of all cedar rust resistant apples
Replies: 8
Views: 13530

Re: Need list of all cedar rust resistant apples

Boomer - If you already have trees planted, try Bordeaux spray when you see the small yellow-orange specks on the leaves. My Calville Blanc was attacked last summer so I sprayed all my fruit trees and the Calville Blanc survived and grew well last year (I do nto recommend this tree for someone just ...
by PA_Docent
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 5113

Re: Spraying

My experience with one year old (planted) fruit trees: 1. This year I sprayed dormant oil spray on all my fruit trees before the buds broke. 2. Last year I saw yellowish-orange specks on some of the leaves on several apple trees. I immediately sprayed Bordeaux spray directly on the leaves and bark.I...
by PA_Docent
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Harovin Sundown
Replies: 5
Views: 7101

Re: Harovin Sundown

I planted a Seckle and Magness pears. Thanks for the tip about straightening the branches appledude; already do on my apples and quinces. I was hoping that the weight of the pear branches as the tree matures would be enough to weight it down.

Mike
by PA_Docent
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15913

Re: Stanley Plums

I have a Stanley plum that I planted one year ago on the east side of my house in south central PA. It gets full sun all day long. It grew well and even has flowered this year. The sub freezing weather we had last night did not seem to affect the blossoms so hoping for a few plums this year. I also ...