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by PA_Docent
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Best Crabapples for Pollination
Replies: 2
Views: 5683

Best Crabapples for Pollination

I have many Triploid apple trees. Luckily I have Diploids and one crab (Siberian Crabapple). I have an area where I can plant a Crabapple in the center of the two apple rows. I read that the Hornet Crab is one of the two suggested for the UK. Hornet Crab is diificult to find in the USA. Does anyone ...
by PA_Docent
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Macintosh
Replies: 8
Views: 17993

Re: McIntosh

If you can obtain Macoun apples, you should give it a try. It is supposed to be developed from McIntosh and a smiliar flavor. I will have to wait three years for mine to start producing but waiting patiently (will be receiving in spring 2013).
by PA_Docent
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Ground moles, grubs, and nematodes
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: Ground moles, grubs, and nematodes

I have started noticing more than normal mole hills in the surrounding fields. I haven't noticed any in my neighbors yards. We had bumper crops of Jap. bettle, leaf hoppers, and crickets this year. I am lucky the voles moved in and dig holes about 1-2 inches deep about 3-4 feet out from my young tre...
by PA_Docent
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Ground moles, grubs, and nematodes
Replies: 3
Views: 4281

Re: Ground moles, grubs, and nematodes

I read someplace (maybe USDA) that nematodes are detrimental to orchards. I wanted to apply to my lawn where my apple trees are located; however have to look for an alternative. The voles (not moles) seem to be doing a good job at finding and eating grubs.
by PA_Docent
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Magness Pear
Replies: 8
Views: 12579

Re: Magness Pear

Asians like Shinko and Korean giant will pollinate and are Fire blight resistant as well as orient and moon glow if you need domestic fire blight resistant varieties Thanks for the suggestion. I have read that Asian pears are good pollinators for European pears, however I do not care for Asian pear...
by PA_Docent
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Codling Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 4341

Re: Codling Moth

Thanks for the reference but it is no longer available! WIll check Amazon.
by PA_Docent
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Experience with this apple?
Replies: 7
Views: 7029

Calville

Hi Tom, I have one Calville in my collection. It has been in the ground two years now. It is a strong grower (reached 10 feet this year from an initial 4'). I have had it blossum for me both years but no fruit has developed yet, however I am patient. I have dealt both years with a mild case of cedar...
by PA_Docent
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Experience with this apple?
Replies: 7
Views: 7029

Re: Experience with this apple?

Good luck with your grafting and hope the grafts grow better. I am running an experiment next year also. I could not wait for my recent plantings to produce apples, so I am planting Cox Orange Pippin and Stayman Winesap seeds from apples I purchased at Boyers Orchard. I may get lucky and end up with...
by PA_Docent
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Experience with this apple?
Replies: 7
Views: 7029

Re: Experience with this apple?

I found this information on the Siloam Orchards website and hoping it will help you out: "QUEBEC BELLE F12 on standard Ranetka rootstock The look of Delicious and the quality of Northern Spy, for those who want a Spy with more winter hardiness. Large dark red fruit, keeps well, ripens early October,...
by PA_Docent
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Best apple varieties for Maryland/Mid-Atlantic region?
Replies: 6
Views: 9988

Re: Best apple varieties for Maryland/Mid-Atlantic region?

If you check my "stink bug barrier" comments I have described several apples that stink bugs perfer and which one deter them.
by PA_Docent
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crab apple rootstock watershoots?
Replies: 1
Views: 3859

Re: Crab apple rootstock watershoots?

If it was a grafted tree, the graph was probably planted below the soil surface. My Siberian crabapple and Hewes Virginia, considered a crab, are graphs and planted at the proper height. If you saw a graph above the soil level, the rootstock is to blame.
by PA_Docent
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Codling Moth
Replies: 2
Views: 4341

Codling Moth

Scab and codling moth are prevalent up here in PA.

I plan to use a square of finely knit nylon and wrap each apple/fruit just after flowering. I have read this procedure works against codling moth (and other bugs). I still have to search about how/if there is a prevention against scab. Any ideas?
by PA_Docent
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Seedling Apple - Miss Jessamine
Replies: 3
Views: 6503

Re: New Seedling Apple - Miss Jessamine

I thought I saw some damage on one of your apples and thanks for your response. Scab and codling moth are also prevalent up here in PA. I plan to use a square of finely knit nylon and wrap each apple just after flowering. I have read this procedure works against codling moth (and other bugs). I stil...
by PA_Docent
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Parentage of Karmijn de Sonnaville
Replies: 1
Views: 2935

Re: Parentage of Karmijn de Sonnaville

I'll keep you updated about my progress. I plan to experiment with cross pollination when my trees are bearing and I have both Cox OP and BdB in my orchard. Thanks for the interesting post, Richard!