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by appledude
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Mild winter - When to take scion cuttings?
Replies: 5
Views: 5819

Re: Mild winter - When to take scion cuttings?

should I be collecting my scion wood soon Gett'r done now! I have held wood from September gatherings till spring grafting and it worked fine. Also wood that was 15 months old worked too. Can't say they will all work, but that one did! Keep slightly moist and cool in an ethylene free refrigerator.
by appledude
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: 3a zone apples varieties?
Replies: 4
Views: 5816

Re: 3a zone apples varieties?

Chuck Rhode wrote:
If you've watched The Botany of Desire reruns on PBS or read the book
Loved the "poverty acres" dude who likes hard-cider for breakfast! LOL
by appledude
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What to do with a much loved tree that is in the way
Replies: 5
Views: 6228

Re: What to do with a much loved tree that is in the way

Will it matter that the tree has canker? If the canker is fungal you could get some good scions off it still. Plus if you are moving to a non-fungal environment it might never get it again as a new graftling. I sometimes run into fungal evidence when I cut scions. Hafta be careful, usually fungal c...
by appledude
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Where can i find apple variety stickers
Replies: 2
Views: 4357

Re: Where can i find apple variety stickers

Hi Richard,

There is a whole swack of outfits just dying for your business! LINK

Tell us if that helps any!
by appledude
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Benenden Early
Replies: 7
Views: 7265

Re: Benenden Early

Donnie. Lots of apple scions get mailed tween countries, but they are not labeled as such. They sometimes get labeled "lumber sample" -- Seems they always get through that way. Now if you can establish a UK apple friendship someway ....... Not recommending anything illegal, just stating what I have ...
by appledude
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: id this, please
Replies: 4
Views: 5739

Re: id this, please

You could try ID'ing it from this page: LINK

Tell us if that is helpful!
by appledude
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Adding an Apple Juice forum to General list
Replies: 1
Views: 3949

Re: Adding an Apple Juice forum to General list

Very interesting! I was reading the other day in a fruit journal around 30 years old that some guy was "preserving" his fresh apple juice in clean 2-liter soda bottles. Seems that the pressure builds to around 140 psi then fermentation ceases, contents of the bottle seem to last forever that way or ...
by appledude
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: scions peach/apple/root stock
Replies: 1
Views: 4134

Re: scions peach/apple/root stock

Most of my scion wood is free or traded for. I have tons of stuff grafted on things that were mere seeds a few years ago. Seedling rootstock that is. Seedling stocks are cheap, but do take time to grow.

Did you get any other bites to your inquiry? Just curious.
by appledude
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Benenden Early
Replies: 7
Views: 7265

Re: Benenden Early

Much luck to you in your quest!

So you cannot order apple trees or scions from the UK? Seems like merry old England is full of that kind. (LINK)

Are their wild groves of seedling apples in your area that you could explore for desirable finds? I find those pretty interesting. You might too.
by appledude
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Identifying a plum
Replies: 2
Views: 5139

Re: Identifying a plum

Good chance it is a random seedling if you think it is self fertile. Most of the "built up" cultivars need an outside pollinator. Small fruit and heavy yield help support this view. I have seen hundreds of acres infested with escaped Myro rootstock seedlings. They are somewhat interesting because th...
by appledude
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Honeycrisp Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 7741

Re: Honeycrisp Spacing

M26 should be anywhere from 5 feet to 12 feet apart within the row, depending on vigor and their should be 12 to 14 feet between rows, according to my Warren Manhart "Apples for the 21st Century" book. Same book recommends for Bud-9: 5 to 8 feet between trees in the row with 10 to 12 feet between ro...
by appledude
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Apple graftlings
Replies: 4
Views: 6702

Re: Apple graftlings

Might I recommend you purchase 10 graftlings from your source and 300 rootstocks, possibly from another source? Grow the graftlings for a year then take scion wood and graft the other 290 you need? You would save thousands of dollars if you did so!
by appledude
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Honeycrisp Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 7741

Re: Honeycrisp Spacing

Did you do any research to arrive at spacings? I have info on that, but not with me right now, it is in a book at home.
by appledude
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Kerr variety
Replies: 2
Views: 6125

Re: Kerr variety

I also like various crabs & am looking for a good eating crab or crab cross that would do well in the Pacific NW USA & might be more disease resistant than Cox & its near-relatives. Suggestions appreciated! Gold Rush has some crab ancestry long ago, but only for scab immunity. That means you won't ...
by appledude
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Peaches
Replies: 1
Views: 3708

Re: Peaches

Sounds like you are going to be hacking away, doing some very corrective pruning. I have no doubt that they will come roaring back in the spring/summer!