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by PA_Docent
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Magness Pear
Replies: 8
Views: 13266

Re: Magness Pear

I have heard from Trees of Antiquity that Pineapple Pear, Red Clapp's, Winter Nellis, or Warren pears will pollinate Magness. If anyone knows/hear of any other pears that would be suitable for pollinating Magness update this string. Thanks
by PA_Docent
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Magness Pear
Replies: 8
Views: 13266

Re: Magness Pear

Does anyone know what other pear will pollinate Magness besides Seckel?
by PA_Docent
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?
Replies: 9
Views: 9444

Re: Fire Blight on Tremblett's Bitter?

Cut back the areas of the central leader that was effected because it showed no growth. I have two lower limbs that are about a foot long each so cut about 1/3 the way down to a node pointing upward. I will begin spraying with Bordeaux spray in the spring before the buds break and every week until J...
by PA_Docent
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

I have heard the same, however here in PA, we only have a 50% harvest of normal this year. Get set for apple prices to skyrocket. As for my Stanley Plum, Richard and Scott from Orange Pippin visited my home orchard yesterday. Richard does not believe the pictured tree is a Stanley plum even though I...
by PA_Docent
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Spindly growth
Replies: 3
Views: 4892

Re: Spindly growth

Thanks dmtaylor. I will get the Hickories taken care of as soon as possible. I know nothing will grow under/near black walnuts. I will check with the PA Extension Service on Monday about this. Planting near Hickories may be true. I planted a clematis at the base of the tree hoping it would grow up t...
by PA_Docent
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What kind apple do you like to eat?
Replies: 7
Views: 7382

Re: What kind apple do you like to eat?

I went to Biglerville, PA yesterday and visited several orchards. I bought apples not generally available in the grocery. I have eaten one of each and I admit that Stayman so far tastes the best. I will not be planting Pleasant or York in my collection!
by PA_Docent
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Spindly growth
Replies: 3
Views: 4892

Spindly growth

Almost all of the apple trees with this issue have been in the ground two years now. I am going to get my soil tested by the Univ. of Penn Extension service; however maybe someone has a suggestion or dealt with a similar problem. All of my apple trees are situated ideally with a southerly exposure a...
by PA_Docent
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Magness Pear
Replies: 8
Views: 13266

Magness Pear

I planted two new pear trees this year, a Magness and Seckel. I bought Magness because it was developed in Maryland so should grow well in this area. The Seckel has taken off, however the Magness has hardly done anything. Does anyone have experience growing the Magness pear? What ph do pear trees gr...
by PA_Docent
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

Henry Fields estimated the Stanley Prune will to grow 15' to 20' tall. The Italian and Green Gage that I planted this year are semi dwarf so they will probably get 12' to 16' tall (purchased from Antique Apple website). I planted the Stanley Plum the autumn when I first moved into my house so it had...
by PA_Docent
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Parts of the Apple
Replies: 2
Views: 3529

Parts of the Apple

I found a site that describes/pictures the parts of an apple:

http://appleparermuseum.com/AppleAnatomy.htm

Thanks to Apple Parer Museum and Mike Viney

Thought I might share this site. Someone out there, besides me, must be interested in those ten dots between the skin and the core of the apple.
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Profiles
Replies: 1
Views: 2953

Re: Profiles

Good suggestion. I advertise my apples in my signature hoping that other people in the area would start contacting each other and perhaps get more comments on my selections.
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Stanley Plums
Replies: 17
Views: 15968

Re: Stanley Plums

I have attached a picture of my Stanley Plum. I just let it grow this summer and will trim back after the leaves fall. I am hoping for fruit next year.
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc
Replies: 6
Views: 6294

Re: What is wrong with my apple trees - blotched leaves etc

Does this effect the entire tree? The brown (?) spots may be an indication of cedar rust however I do not know if the condition of the fruit would be effected like in your photo (somebody more knowledgeable please comment). If it is a problem where you live, the best, so called "organic" spray, woul...
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Intro & Apple Tree ID(s) needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4156

Re: Intro & Apple Tree ID(s) needed

I don't know what they are however my mouth is watering... Can't wait for next season. BTW - the picture of the yellow apple with rose bluch looks like it has bumps on the bottom. If it does, Golden Delicous could be one of its parents. I am learning about apples myself, however I hope you will have...
by PA_Docent
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: kiwis
Replies: 2
Views: 4751

Re: kiwis

Definitely adding Ken's Red to my list and may try an A. deliciosa (I heard it can withstand temps down to 10 degrees F. I have heard Ken's Red is one of the best tasting hardy kiwis. Taking Issai off my listing (maybe a male for pollinating my others?). Next year I will be constructing an area to p...