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by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Versatile apple for the NW?
Replies: 2
Views: 3682

Re: Versatile apple for the NW?

Yellow Transparent is pretty good for sauce.

Your requirements probably can't be met in a single variety, but the following might be worth considering:

Bramley's Seedling, Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet, Mutsu, Newtown Pippin, Wolf River.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Mystery greengage
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Re: Mystery greengage

If this is in eastern UK then Cambridge Gage or Willingham are more likely than Reine Claude de Bavay. It's difficult to tell all these apart though, as they are probably very closely related.

Try sending some samples to the fruitid service at the UK national fruit collection.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 3090

Re: What is this?

I agree it looks like Bud.9, and I don't think any other apple rootstocks have such pronounced anthocyanin pigmentation.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Growing Apples in East Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 2834

Re: Growing Apples in East Texas

Akane, Redfree and Zestar! are all earlier varieties with good disease resistance.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: What type of apple tree is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 3481

Re: What type of apple tree is this?

If you grew the tree from seed then this is a new variety - a cross between the mother variety (the apple from which you took the seed) and the variety which pollinated it (perhaps a crab-apple pollinator in an orchard where the mother tree was growing).
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Mystery Disease ???
Replies: 2
Views: 4156

Re: Mystery Disease ???

I agree with dmtaylor. This is not an insect or fungal infection.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Bigarreau Cherry
Replies: 5
Views: 5214

Re: Bigarreau Cherry

The UK National Fruit Collection seems to distinguish between Gaucher and Napoleon. I also get the impression that "bigarreau" is a generic term which can be applied to any firm-fleshed cherry (in the same way that "pippin" can mean any seedling apple).
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Apple Tree questions
Replies: 1
Views: 3256

Re: Apple Tree questions

It's difficult to say what size the fruitlets should be in your area, however apples need a longer growing season than some other fruits (plums, cherries) so they are bound to still look fairly immature.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Grafting pear onto hawthorne
Replies: 6
Views: 7106

Re: Grafting pear onto hawthorne

I've seen it done, but am not sure what special techniques are required if any.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Budding grafted scionwood; apple genetics
Replies: 2
Views: 4017

Re: Budding grafted scionwood; apple genetics

It sounds like your graftwood contained some flower buds.

I think apple lineages will become more accessible when more genetic identification work has been carried out. Probably quite a lot of varieties believed to be different will be found to be the same.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri May 23, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fiesta Apple Tree in distress - advice welcome :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 5086

Re: Fiesta Apple Tree in distress - advice welcome :-)

Also noticed some mildew infection, and what looks like catepillar traces (silk) in some of the photos.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu May 22, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fiesta Apple Tree in distress - advice welcome :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 5086

Re: Fiesta Apple Tree in distress - advice welcome :-)

Growing fruit trees in containers is always problematic. What is the green and black material around the base of the tree?
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue May 20, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Recommendations for cider apples in the states
Replies: 4
Views: 5987

Re: Recommendations for cider apples in the states

Cox Orange Pippin does not perform well in climates where summer average maximums are consistently above 86F. It prefers cooler summer climates. Also, Cox is not really considered a cider variety in England!
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat May 03, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: What's the problem with this tree?
Replies: 4
Views: 5229

Re: What's the problem with this tree?

Fireblight is unlikely in the UK. A more likely cause is that the roots might have been in standing water all winter, since this has been a very long wet but mild winter.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat May 03, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: How identify my variety ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5486

Re: How identify my variety ?

In the UK you can also send samples to the National Fruit Collection for identification.