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by appledude
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit
Replies: 9
Views: 8680

Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Is it possible that these dots are lenticils?
by appledude
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples
Replies: 8
Views: 18491

Re: Effects of climate warming and increased CO2 in Apples

Not sure that it will the increased CO2 will make any wild differences in your own orchard, but it never hurts to plant lots of apple trees anyway! I find the extremely hot summers some localities are receiving a cause for concern tho. Some berries and perhaps some apples or other fruits tend to "co...
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Macedonian apples
Replies: 1
Views: 3322

Re: Macedonian apples

Wow, good post with the element of mystery in it! Who knows what they are? They might be regionally shared types only, maybe they have never crossed the ocean, who knows?? Probably pictures and stuff could be compared with known apple books and pic's on the internet to get a tentative ID. Got pictur...
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: apple pickers
Replies: 3
Views: 5611

Re: apple pickers

Here is hoping you can get all the pickers you need!
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Fearn's Pippin
Replies: 6
Views: 6929

Re: Fearn's Pippin

Is it especially limber, or what?

Crossing limbs, water sprouts, etc is what I would take off.
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: where in australia can i find a crispin tree
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

Re: where in australia can i find a crispin tree

It could be hiding from you under the name "Mutsu". Or not. I have heard that the Brits had a real grievance against all things Japanese after WWII, and refused to call this apple Mutsu.

Hope you find your tree!
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Firewood of Apple variety needed
Replies: 2
Views: 5545

Re: Firewood of Apple variety needed

Interesting business, selling apple firewood. Must have some picky customers!

Thanks for posting!
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Finnish Cider
Replies: 2
Views: 5236

Re: Finnish Cider

Good question, but I am sure that with all your plantings you'll be able to dial in something that you like to drink.

I've wondered how hops would go in cider. Might be real bitter and good! :D
by appledude
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: Williams Pride
Replies: 2
Views: 7108

Re: Williams Pride

Been a long time since I have eaten one, but it was good. The tree tends to be pretty vigorous, so don't crowd it. Give it some room.

Thanks for posting!
by appledude
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: question for Appledude Apple pear hybrid
Replies: 2
Views: 7914

Re: question for Appledude Apple pear hybrid

macmanmatty wrote: And the most important question Got scion wood?
If you would like some scions of this, shoot me your mailing details via PM and I will send you a few sticks.

If you are still interested, that is!
by appledude
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Best sweet disease free Cherry for adding to a SE US orchard
Replies: 1
Views: 3916

Re: Best sweet disease free Cherry for adding to a SE US orc

Here in the Northwest there is alot of prunus virus' that inhabit neighborhoods. Some of them will actually make cherries sick trees, but not kill outright, and with great attenuation of fruit size and or yield. Other viruses just kill the cherry tree outright. I have taken down 2 Bings and a Ranier...
by appledude
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: pollination for gravenstein
Replies: 4
Views: 6853

Re: pollination for gravenstein

Nice list of fireblight resistant apples [urlhttp://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/tables/fbsus.html]HERE[/url]. I saw Gold Delish on it. Didn't spend alot of time studying it. The more pollen sources you have the merrier, of course. Don't make them all the same tree though! This is a truism for plum...
by appledude
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book of Ours
Replies: 18
Views: 17600

Re: Book of Ours

... so what's up with pruning? Why do it? Pruning reduces biomass and canopy and can't be anything but growth inhibiting. Hi Chuck! Summer pruning in August certainly tames my trees down a bit, but winter pruning merely invigorates them the next season. Reason for this? I usually do not prune the r...
by appledude
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Peasgood Nonsuch
Replies: 2
Views: 4268

Re: Peasgood Nonsuch

If you are going to keep the tree in a pot for this year I would recommend something quite a bit larger! The one it is in sounds too small for such a tall tree. Gonna be alot heavier to lift around, etc. An alternative to transplanting would be to prune the tree severely short and tape up the split ...
by appledude
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Best apple varieties for Maryland/Mid-Atlantic region?
Replies: 6
Views: 11530

Re: Best apple varieties for Maryland/Mid-Atlantic region?

There's a very nice PDF on cedar apple rust at this LINK It would be fun if you tried mini-trees of lots of kinds and did your own grafting. I know that is asking alot of some folks though! Apples graft very easily. You could trial a hundred foot row of apples on m-27 rootstock and have them planted...