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by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Enterprise apple, Wealthy
Replies: 3
Views: 4754

Re: Enterprise apple, Wealthy

Enterprise is scab-free, late here in W. Washington and a clean solid keeper. Not a lot a flavor and a thick skin but yeah for keeping quality, still crisp and juicy stored at 45 deg average in my garage. Heavy bearing, vigorous. one thing I like about Enterprise is I believe it really has a very lo...
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: scion for sour Danube cherry
Replies: 2
Views: 4302

Re: scion for sour Danube cherry

Call me, or email.
Gil At Skipleyfarm.com
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: wolf river selling apple or good apple
Replies: 4
Views: 5537

Re: wolf river selling apple or good apple

Giant, clean, disease-free, round, fine-grained and tasteless-even in our slow-cooker climate of 65 degrees average temps. Reminds me of a softball. :lol:
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Is it dead or alive?
Replies: 2
Views: 3682

Re: Is it dead or alive?

"Green" can also appear when dry, the bark/cambium should show moisture and not have any signs of shrunken/shriveling. Start at the top, work down the tree, finally the final survivor will regrow likely at the crown-right above the graft union depending on how dry. It sounds like it went into surviv...
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: apple tree shape
Replies: 2
Views: 4183

Re: apple tree shape

Bush is less formal and easier I find. I believe it will yield earlier and more. Tying down, festooning branches is easier as a bush; the tree tends to do more of the size controlling through excessive fruit and less upright fruitless vigor.
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Grafting and Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 3208

Re: Grafting and Disease

I would say No, the resistance will come from the scion tissue-Liberty in your instance. Apple rust gets most apples if it's around and the climate is right. Golden Delicious is terribly Scabby (Venturia inequalis), whereas Liberty is scab-free. So beware, Liberty may still succumb to Rust (Gymnospo...
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: amere de berthecourt cider apple tree care?
Replies: 1
Views: 4590

Re: amere de berthecourt cider apple tree care?

Norwest, When the tree grows whippy it usually is a tip-bearer, it also means they're a bear to 'train' as one hopes for the fruit to do the growth-restriction/"pruning" for us. Tie em down, loop them, festoon them- weave and tuck. Summer prune-once in late July. Just some ideas. I'd love to get a s...
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: 'Brown's Eater'
Replies: 1
Views: 2972

Re: 'Brown's Eater'

Most apples are "Self Sterile" or Diploids as I understand. Yes, you need a pollenizer- preferably within a hundred feet or so. Over-Vigor is often responsible for fruit drop. Try tying down the branches instead of pruning. If you have the space this is way better- ton's more fruit and earlier in th...
by Skipley
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Williams Pride
Replies: 2
Views: 6865

Re: Williams Pride

this is a favorite early apple, Jonathan-like in it's complexity, hangs well, juicy for a month and maintains it's fresh character well. I am near Seattle, so cooler than than most with 65 degree average daytime temperature. I'd plant an acre of these if I had an acre.