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by appledude
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Harovin Sundown
Replies: 5
Views: 7408

Re: Harovin Sundown

I use branch spreaders made from sticks with sharp nails protruding from the ends. Some pears want to go straight up, so early spreading of branches works pretty well. These spreaders are kinda fun to make. I usually drill a tiny pilot hole in the end of a stick, then pound my nail in. Next I clip o...
by appledude
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: grafting conundrum - bud or saddle?
Replies: 3
Views: 4557

Re: grafting conundrum - bud or saddle?

Now my rootstocks have grown considerably and I'm worried that they will be too thick to graft scion wood onto near ground level. I could still bud graft in the summer but that will sacrifice another years growth Hi Mike, you havent lost anything! Nothing is too thick to graft! You can still whip a...
by appledude
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Permanent tree labels
Replies: 3
Views: 5175

Re: Permanent tree labels

Cut strips out of aluminum cans with tin snips, & scribe the description with a sharp awl, nail, etc. Poke a hole in each, and hang with aluminum or stainless wire. I have soda-can labels out in the weather since 1993, they are still in good condition. Wire does wear them out a bit though, so i hav...
by appledude
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Controlling oxidation during pressing
Replies: 1
Views: 3780

Re: Controlling oxidation during pressing

Good idea! Nitrogen might be a valid substitute if it is cheaper. I know it is available in tanks.
by appledude
Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Does anyone recognise this variety?
Replies: 5
Views: 6580

Re: Does anyone recognise this variety?

Beautiful pictures!
by appledude
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: My Apple Drama!
Replies: 1
Views: 4168

Re: My Apple Drama!

Maybe ask a gardening club member in Memphis how they get their cider mill fix?

Do they have garden clubs in a city that large? I would think so. clickable LINK
by appledude
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: California Crown variety?
Replies: 1
Views: 3854

Re: California Crown variety?

Apparently it was never submitted to the collection in Geneva.

Maybe not all that popular of an apple? That is my guess.
by appledude
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: scion swap
Replies: 3
Views: 5413

Re: scion swap

Apple enthusiasts will surely find your post sometime this winter. That is usually when they set about trying to find their wants!

Give it time!
by appledude
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Foxwhelp Imposter?
Replies: 5
Views: 6571

Re: Foxwhelp Imposter?

Thank you Derek!

Would you say that your Foxwhelp looks like the Broxwood photo at http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/broxwood-foxwhelp ??

(ya hafta click on "photos" tab going horizontal)
by appledude
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
Topic: root cellar
Replies: 8
Views: 10518

Re: root cellar

Easiest way to tell is to try it one year.

I am not sure how much ethylene gas is given off by bruised-juice of macerated apples.

I do know that CO2 (or other inert gasses) is used in controlled storage atmospheres.

Oxygen and ethylene seem to be the storage enemies of apples.
by appledude
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Foxwhelp Imposter?
Replies: 5
Views: 6571

Re: Foxwhelp Imposter?

Thank you Richard.

But if that ARS-GRIN apple is the imposter .....

The Broxwood is a pretty little thing!
by appledude
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: natural yeasts
Replies: 2
Views: 4065

Re: natural yeasts

Hi Dan, Butchering a deer might introduce foul gut bacteria if you were careless. Not sure how that would affect anaerobic fermentation, but I sure would not take a chance of mixing cider with e-coli! That cider could be more laxative than you bargained on! Maybe if your butchering area was 50 feet ...
by appledude
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Brown Snout
Replies: 2
Views: 4100

Re: Brown Snout

You should be able to find it in English collections. Are you in the UK?

Nick Botner has it in his Oregon collection. 541.849.2781

A bit spendy but sometimes he is the only source.
by appledude
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Wooden Apple Crates and Apple Bins Available
Replies: 1
Views: 4088

Re: Wooden Apple Crates and Apple Bins Available

There are folks that look for your products off an on, here.

Thanks for posting.
by appledude
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Embergo?
Replies: 4
Views: 9658

Re: Embergo?

Could it be that someone got told "this apple is embargo'd" meaning, please don't share this apple scion with anybody? Then that person thought the name of the apple was "Embargo" but is a really poor speller? LOL That is a wild shot! Nothing on google or the national repository corresponds with tha...