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by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu May 14, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apples Are GOOD For You!
Replies: 6
Views: 7762

Re: Apples Are GOOD For You!

I have heard that the Vitamin C content decays rapidly after picking.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu May 14, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fearn's Pippin question
Replies: 2
Views: 3761

Re: Fearn's Pippin question

I would have expected it to have bloomed from about year 3 or 4.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue May 12, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Info needed on m26 cordon apple varieties suitable
Replies: 1
Views: 3415

Re: Info needed on m26 cordon apple varieties suitable

These all look suitable for your area, apart from the Falstaff, which is prone to scab in wetter climates.

M26 is quite vigorous for a cordon, M9 rootstock might be a better choice.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Similar to Granny Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 3444

Re: Similar to Granny Smith

Sturmer Pippin is quite similar to Granny Smith - but also unlikely to ripen in your area.

Instead, why not try some cooking apple varieties - they will have the acidity of Granny Smith, if not the dense texture.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: apple tree transferring to pot roots question
Replies: 1
Views: 3305

Re: apple tree transferring to pot roots question

I doubt that will do any harm. I would use the largest possible pots you can find if you want to keep them safely for several years.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 4442

Re: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

Apple trees expect a period of winter chill, and this causes them to drop their leaves in the fall and go into dormancy. I think the problem you are seeing is likely caused by the lack of cold temperatures, so the leaves are decaying but not actually falling off as they should do.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 4442

Re: Anyone know what is going on with my apple tree? Thanks!

When did you get the tree, and when was this photo taken? Have you kept it indoors (it seems very close to the house)?
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Rootstock help needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: Rootstock help needed please!

Plant the rootstock this spring and then bud-graft in July.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Rootstock help needed please!
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: Rootstock help needed please!

Go with the MM106 - much easier to look after, and you will get apples at a younger age too.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Good enough to eat
Replies: 1
Views: 3928

Good enough to eat

I found this article in a British newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/sep/16/food.foodanddrink In this paragraph he writes-off several very nice apples: "They have been selected above all for one characteristic: that they can be picked when unripe (so they bruise less easily) and ...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Old, badly neglected apple orchard
Replies: 3
Views: 5045

Re: Old, badly neglected apple orchard

If you are in the UK, you can send samples to the National Fruit Collection - they have a fruit identification service.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: own rooted apple trees
Replies: 6
Views: 7453

Re: own rooted apple trees

Nurse-grafting on to M27 followed by planting with the union buried the following season is a good approach. However I think you will need to experiment for a few years before you can go into production. It's a very hit and miss technique in my experience.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?
Replies: 5
Views: 7392

Re: Recommendations for late bloom/ early harvest?

Zestar! is very early bloom, not mid-season.

Try Antonovka, Red Free, or Worcester Pearmain.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Tip or spur bearing?
Replies: 2
Views: 4862

Re: Tip or spur bearing?

I think King of the Pippins is a spur-bearer.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple Variety
Replies: 3
Views: 4602

Re: Apple Variety

Red Windsor (Alkmene) seems to be reliably self-fertile, and is happy in a typical UK summer with not too much sun! However I agree with Chuck that self-fertility is a variable thing, and having another compatible variety nearby seems to help. The well-known Cox Orange Pippin is actually available i...