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by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Gala apples on Bud 9
Replies: 2
Views: 4009

Re: Gala apples on Bud 9

What zone are you in? Gala can be a bit prone to scab, but that's not too much of a problem if you grow them for cider / juice.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Late cropping trees, UK
Replies: 4
Views: 5580

Re: Late cropping trees, UK

Many late-ripening varieties will hold on to their apples if you let them, however a much simpler method of providing bird food is to pick the apples as normal and keep them in a cold garage, then put a few out on a table, sliced in half, over the winter months.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Bramleys in Spain?
Replies: 2
Views: 4178

Re: Bramleys in Spain?

Bramley can grow successfully in Mediterranean climates (including Spain, southern California etc). On a related point, we are often asked to suggest "local" varieties, which people see as somehow better-suited to their area. In reality the provenance of a variety is rarely a reliable indicator of h...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Cox Orange Pippin on M106 vs EMLA 106
Replies: 1
Views: 3902

Re: Cox Orange Pippin on M106 vs EMLA 106

I doubt the rootstock has anything to do with it. I think what you are referring to are the various clones of Cox that are available, some of which are (incidentally) self-sterile and some of which are self-fertile. For example there is a form called SF18 which is usually known as Queen Cox, which i...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Is it dead or alive?
Replies: 2
Views: 3537

Re: Is it dead or alive?

You could try cutting a few inches off the top or off a main shoot to see if the wood inside is green. At this stage the best thing to do is probably to wait for spring, if the tree is alive the buds on the stem and main shoots will start to swell. Good luck!
by OrangePippin-Richard
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Growing a tree from seed/grafting
Replies: 6
Views: 6825

Re: Growing a tree from seed/grafting

Northern Spy was indeed used in the development of the MM-series rootstocks, but you will not get a MM111 rootstock from planting Northern Spy pips. Firstly, the pip will be a new variety, inheriting 50% of its characteristics from the pollen parent, which could have been any other nearby variety. S...
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider
Replies: 4
Views: 5103

Re: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

I am not certain of the answer but Kingston Black is a bittersharp cider apple, not very palatable, so I would not expect the juice to be of use for sweet cider.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: scion for Api etoile and Hauer pippin apples
Replies: 3
Views: 3984

Re: scion for Api etoile and Hauer pippin apples

In fairness to Trees of Antiquity, collecting and shipping small quantities of scionwood is unlikely to be cost-effective on a small scale. I'm surprised Cornell doesn't have these varieties.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Need Apple Tree Variety Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 5501

Re: Need Apple Tree Variety Advice

Try GoldRush or Enterprise. Fuji and Granny Smith are also very late.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Ildrod Pigeon
Replies: 1
Views: 4046

Re: Ildrod Pigeon

I think this variety is held at the UK National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm. If you are in the UK or EU you should be able to request graftwood from them (there is a nominal cost).
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 8560

Re: Variety research questions - need lots of info! :)

There is a bit more to it than that.

Have a look at this article on our sister website, which tries to cover all the factors involved:

http://www.orangepippintrees.com/articl ... ruit-trees
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Replacement for Golden Russet
Replies: 3
Views: 5345

Re: Replacement for Golden Russet

I think Newtown Pippin can be a bit susciptible to cedar apple rust too.

Ashmeads Kernel, mentioned by Nevil, is probably a bit resistant.

Arkansas Black, Roxbury Russet, Winesap are all fairly resistant.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Is this Kidd's orange red or Northern spy or???
Replies: 1
Views: 4030

Re: Is this Kidd's orange red or Northern spy or???

I would say not Kidds Orange Red, because the stripes look a bit too prominent.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Identify Mini-Apple
Replies: 1
Views: 4092

Re: Identify Mini-Apple

It's quite difficult to identify apples at this point in the season, better to wait until they are ripe! It does sound like it could be one of the red-fleshed varieties.
by OrangePippin-Richard
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Zestar Disease Issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 5389

Re: Zestar Disease Issue?

You should always cut back 1-year bare-root trees on planting, with the possible exception of those on very vigorous rootstocks. The reason is that the roots get damaged during the transplanting process, and the aerial part can then put too much demand on the roots when spring starts. By cutting bac...