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by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Fastest growing, highest producing.
Replies: 2
Views: 5587

Re: Fastest growing, highest producing.

European plum trees might work well in your climate. Vigorous varieties on St. Julien rootstocks can easily put on 3ft-4ft on each of the main shoots in the first years.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Has anyone tried fiesta?
Replies: 2
Views: 4713

Re: Has anyone tried fiesta?

I can't comment on zone 7 but I have a Fiesta tree in my back garden, it is a great apple with a really excellent Cox-style aromatic flavor. Cropping is fairly good too, and it is easy to grow without chemicals. I have not noticed any particular disease problems. The apples stay crisp for several mo...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Which Cox progeny is best?
Replies: 2
Views: 4592

Re: Which Cox progeny is best?

Rubinette is probably your best choice, it is better suited to warmer climates like VA than Cox (which needs a cool temperate maritime climate). Having tasted English-grown Cox and Rubinette, I don't think you will be disappointed, certainly one of the best flavors around. However it is still not ea...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Pollinate honey crisp trees
Replies: 2
Views: 5305

Re: Pollinate honey crisp trees

The age at which a Honeycrisp tree will start fruiting (assuming you have taken care of the pollination requirements) depends primarily on the type of rootstock you have used. It could be anywhere from 2 years to 5 years or more - usually the more vigorous the rootstock the longer it will take to st...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New apple trees
Replies: 4
Views: 6247

Re: New apple trees

Jonathan and Fuji should cross-pollinate well, they flower at roughly the same time.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Such a sad day...
Replies: 2
Views: 3745

Re: Such a sad day...

Right now is a good time to propagate a new tree from your one. Are there any new shoots which have grown this season? If so see if you can find a local nursery that could bud-graft for you.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: must i cross polinate macintosh
Replies: 2
Views: 3737

Re: must i cross polinate macintosh

I think it is self-sterile so needs a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. It flowers slightly early, so look for other mid or early season blooming varieties.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Red fleshed apple!
Replies: 2
Views: 8584

Re: Red fleshed apple!

by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: How many years before my Winesaps and Honeycrisps will bloom
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Re: How many years before my Winesaps and Honeycrisps will b

What rootstock are these trees grafted on, as that can have a big influence on when the trees start to flower?
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Northern Spy
Replies: 1
Views: 4540

Re: Northern Spy

Interestingly Northern Spy is in the parentage of the popular MM106 rootstock, and if you let a MM106 rootstock grow into a tree (instead of grafting it) the resulting apples are of reasonably good quality.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: D'Arcy Spice in Zone 4(US Zone)
Replies: 1
Views: 2907

Re: D'Arcy Spice in Zone 4(US Zone)

D'Arcy Spice is not especially vigorous, so on M9 I reckon you could probably plant it in a large barrel without problem. Make sure it is fully supported with a stake etc.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Foxwhelp Imposter?
Replies: 5
Views: 5969

Re: Foxwhelp Imposter?

Interesting the UK national fruit collection doesn't have the "original" Foxwhelp, but has a popular sport called Broxwood Foxwhelp. I have just added an entry and some ID photos for the Broxwood sport to the site so you can compare the US and UK versions. http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/broxwood...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: gala apples
Replies: 3
Views: 5451

Re: gala apples

You might find that different sports / variants of Gala perform differently, but if you have experienced a persistent problem growing Gala then I would be tempted to try something completely different which might be better suited to your particular climate and situation. If you like Gala apples, per...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's Wrong With The Honeycrisp Apples?
Replies: 6
Views: 7689

Re: What's Wrong With The Honeycrisp Apples?

Some varieties perform very differently in different climates and seasons, and from our limited experience I would say Honeycrisp is in that category. Contrast it with say Spartan, or Rubinette, two varieties that seem to taste the same year in year out and regardless of where you get them from. Ano...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Ariana apple variety
Replies: 1
Views: 3468

Re: Ariana apple variety

It's a modern disease-resistant apple called Ariane, developed by INRA at Angers in France. I don't know if it is grown in the US yet, although it is related to Golden Delicious.