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by derekamills
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Summer Cider 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 3736

Summer Cider 2010

Every year we make up batches of cider using whatever varieties are ripe at the time. We have 467 varieties of apples although the majority have yet to bear fruit. The first batch this year was equal amounts of Moyers Spice, Burgundy, Akero and Gravenstein. All of us agreed it was not bad but not gr...
by derekamills
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crows!
Replies: 14
Views: 14695

I am trying my hopefully successful solution this coming weekend. I purchased a cd with different crow calls including a distress call which supposedly brings in the "scout" crow. Then I am going to attempt to make him or her transition from this plane of reality and then hang their mortal remains a...
by derekamills
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple scions
Replies: 13
Views: 23864

Hello, To answer your question about which apple is best for all would be impossible <grin>. I love Pink Pearl and Blue Pearmain for eating fresh. Esopus Spitzenberg and Newtown Pippin for pie making. Foxwhelp and Kingston Black for cider making. And that is just when they are in season. When they a...
by derekamills
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crows!
Replies: 14
Views: 14695

Crows!

How's it going Plumfan?

Anyone have any luck in keeping crows from eating apples?

thanks
by derekamills
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Scion Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 5502

Hello,

I grow about 320 varieties of apples and sell scion wood. The cost is $3 a stick and I usually cut enough to make two to three grafts per variety.

Go to my web-site at www.hockinghillsorchard.com to see the varieties. My e-mail link is on the web-site.

Derek
by derekamills
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Scions available
Replies: 0
Views: 4978

Scions available

I have an orchard of about 320 varieties of heirloom apples and about 40 or so of pears. Most of the pears are perry pears. Scion wood is $3.50 a variety and I try to send a big enough cutting to get two or three grafts per stick. Plus package and postage. Go to www.hockinghillsorchard.com to see my...
by derekamills
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: please help
Replies: 4
Views: 6774

I grow a variety called "Moyer's Spice" which ripens here in SE Ohio the end of August. When you pick one on a hot August evening there is a hint of Cinnamon, enough for it to justify it's name anyway.
by derekamills
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Beauty of Bath
Replies: 11
Views: 17594

Hello Larry, I called Bernwode about ordering their catalog and wound up staying on the phone for quite a while talking to the "English" Derek. He sent me their catalog as well as some other literature on Apple Day in the UK and different UK cider organizations as well as efforts to save historic En...
by derekamills
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Beauty of Bath
Replies: 11
Views: 17594

Try Bernwode at
http://www.bernwodeplants.co.uk/apples.htm

Telephone: 01844 237415 Fax: 01844 238920 email: ask@bernwodeplants.co.uk

Great web-site and catalog. If you call them tell Derek and Judy that Derek in Ohio (USA) said hello.
by derekamills
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: made cider from summer varieties
Replies: 0
Views: 6055

made cider from summer varieties

Every year I never think about making cider until the mid and late ripening varieties start coming on. This year I decided to make a batch using summer apples and we were surprised how nice it turned out. We used about equal apples of Akero, Gravenstein and Burgundy. It made a nice, light cider. Aft...
by derekamills
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: apple tree purchases
Replies: 2
Views: 8284

Cummins Nursery and Miller Nursery are both located in western New York. Both have the Twenty Ounce apple variety. Twenty Ounce Pippin is a different variety that is just as large but not as good quality wise.
by derekamills
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Starting an orchard
Replies: 6
Views: 15029

Two more nurseries with great prices and great trees are: White Oak Nursery 494 White Oak Rd Strasburg, PA 17579 They are Amish owned so no web site or phone but send for their catalog. Order more than 30 trees and the price goes down to $8 a tree. Cummins Nursery www.cumminsnursery.com Discounts wi...
by derekamills
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple scions
Replies: 13
Views: 23864

Hey, thanks for the offer. Here are the varieties on my list: Buff Cherokee Indian apple -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Christie Manson (1905 UK) (JRHS) Large size fruit, skin greenish yellow with slight orange flush and pink blotches, dotted. Flesh ...
by derekamills
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple scions
Replies: 13
Views: 23864

Hello Plumfan,

I read your description of the scion swap and said wow! What an event that must have been to attend.

Yep to the rootstock, I have about 100 left over from last year and have 200 more coming for this year.

Derek
by derekamills
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple scions
Replies: 13
Views: 23864

Too bad about not being able to camp at that site. That is like the nature park/nature preserve where I volunteer. 5,000 acres but be out by dark unless there is a sponsored program. I think I told you about that place, I found the old home site with 50+ apples laid out grid pattern. We determined f...