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by tkuntz
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Summer Rambo
Replies: 1
Views: 4348

Rambo apples are in the "summer apple" class in that they are harvested early in August. Because they are summer apples they are not good "keepers". Sounds like your looking for an apple that is tart, and cooks or bakes soft and is avail. now. Among the fall harvest varieties that would be similar t...
by tkuntz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: New Home; Poorly Pruned Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 5210

Unless you cut off all the budwood, your pruning probably had nothing to do with the lack of apples. You should get apples even if the tree is not "perfectly" pruned. Do you have a pollinator (another tree of a different variety)? Have you done a soil test to see what "food" your tree needs? Your tr...
by tkuntz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Good Apple Book
Replies: 5
Views: 7542

You may have a tough time getting replies from this group in October. Everyone is busy harvesting apples, grafting trees, planting etc. On the topic of apple tree training / pruning, you will find many different opinions. If you gather a group of 100 fruit growers together you will have 100 differen...
by tkuntz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Controlling the tree growth/habit
Replies: 2
Views: 4769

Spur type is definately not necessary for this purpose. However, a dwarfing rootstock is very important to control the growth. Look for M-9, Bud 9, M-26, M-27, Mark etc... Check out this site for more detail: http://www.thenewfruitgrower.com/new_page_1.htm Stay with M9/111 or smaller or you will hav...
by tkuntz
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Where can I find Winesap apples in Rochester, NY?
Replies: 2
Views: 4520

We ship apples from our farm market in Southern PA. We carry both Winesap and Stayman Winesap. MVFarmmarket.com
by tkuntz
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Can't ID leaf damage.
Replies: 3
Views: 5699

Yes, I am usually at the market. You can reach me at tkuntz@masonicvillagespa.org to set up a good time.
by tkuntz
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Can't ID leaf damage.
Replies: 3
Views: 5699

You do not have a problem specific to your Honeycrisp trees. Chlorotic leaves are just one of the many Honeycrisp challenges. Many if not most Honeycrisp trees develop these symptoms in late June or early July. The symptoms will be worse if the crop is light. Basically the leaves are overproducing c...
by tkuntz
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Crows!
Replies: 14
Views: 14458

Shoot one and hang it by the trees. Other crows will not land anywhere near. I know it sounds kind of sick, but it works. And yes, crows are legal game here in PA. Check your own state regulations first.
by tkuntz
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Honeycrisp
Replies: 11
Views: 19646

The original post was pretty far back, just wanted to let you know if you are still searching, as of this writing we have Honeycrisp apples available to ship anywhere in the USA. Please visit our web site to order @ MVFarmmarket.com or email to farmmarket@masonicvillagespa.org They should be availab...
by tkuntz
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Thoughts on Early Season Tree Spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 5931

In case you are confused about why both oil and bordeaux would be recommended by universities:
Oil is for control of aphid and mite eggs, bordeaux is for scab and powdery mildew control (at this point in the season)
If you have scab resistant varieties you can probably skip the bordeaux.
by tkuntz
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Will Red Delicious apple tree pollinate Winesap Apple tree?
Replies: 4
Views: 9491

The Red Delicious will partially pollinate the Winesap, however Winesap is one of the few triploid varieties which means it needs the pollen from two other varieties to pollinate it. You are correct in that Winesap pollen is strerile and will not pollinate your Red Delicious. You'll need a total of ...
by tkuntz
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: old johnathan
Replies: 5
Views: 7372

Unless you're talking about a different variety or strain...the Jonathan is not extremely rare. Although not a major commercial variety, many are grown in the northeast. I grow about 500 bushels per year.
by tkuntz
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Can this tree be saved?
Replies: 6
Views: 8491

I've brought worse looking trees back under control for homeowners. You will have a real battle for the next three or four years. It's much easier to cut it down and plant a new tree. However, if you're like me, I wouldn't back down from the challenge. Take three years to develop a new framework for...
by tkuntz
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Starting an orchard
Replies: 6
Views: 14903

There are growers here in PA that concentrate only on fall crops, but go about it in a big way. They are able to make a nice living by working 24/7 for three months, and concentrating the rest of the year on growing and planning for the next fall. PYO apples, PYO pumpkins, corn maze, kiddie rides, f...
by tkuntz
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Central Ohio - Grimes Golden - Any Idea What The Problem Is?
Replies: 2
Views: 6410

I would agree with the Fire Blight diagnosis. Looks like what we call trauma blight. Happens after a hail storm. FB is a passive bacteria. Needs an opening in the plant tissue to enter (tattered leaves, open blossom, growing tip of limb) Seeing the tattered peach leaves makes me believe you had some...