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by Drew Dubious
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: In need of advice
Replies: 1
Views: 4640

Re: In need of advice

by Drew Dubious
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: MM106 Honeycrisp
Replies: 1
Views: 3484

Re: MM106 Honeycrisp

M106 is -very- susceptable to crown rot, you should have at least 2 inches from the union to the soil and only water once a week at most. Older trees should really not watering aside drought conditions.
by Drew Dubious
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why did the Red Winesap and Transparent Apples disappear?
Replies: 11
Views: 11319

Re: Why did the Red Winesap and Transparent Apples disappear?

Heheh, I swear, they are not uncommon!
by Drew Dubious
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: I live in Los Angeles
Replies: 5
Views: 5856

Re: I live in Los Angeles

Well, 1st off. The Chart tells which cultivars (of the types listed) will pollinate eachother. Use the key included. Dwarf trees each have their own disease resistance according to what rootstock and cultivar they are. Not all dwarf trees will need support, but most will at the beginning and yes, so...
by Drew Dubious
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: I live in Los Angeles
Replies: 5
Views: 5856

Re: I live in Los Angeles

Look up bloom charts to find out what tree will pollinate Fuji, such as this one. http://www.acnursery.com/apple_pollinizer.pdf Your nursery should really be able to tell you, if not... well... :roll: 20x8 you would prolly wand full dwarf trees. Dwarfs grow upto 30% fullsize, semi-dwarf goes to 50% ...
by Drew Dubious
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: I live in Los Angeles
Replies: 5
Views: 5856

Re: I live in Los Angeles

For California, you will need low chill hour apple varietys. Fuji are self fruitfull but any apple tree will benefit from cross polination, usually with larger yields. Here are a couple of sites with huuuge variety listings. http://maplevalleyorchards.com/pages/home.aspx http://bighorsecreekfarm.com...
by Drew Dubious
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: My 1st Tree: Diseased or plagued, please HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 4137

Re: My 1st Tree: Diseased or plauged, please HELP!

the white stuff is a mildew, either powerdy or downy. usually a copper soap will work, but vinegar and water may also work. the black stuff could be some scab. Not 100% sure though. I would worry more about the mildew. My Granny smiths have a bit of the black spotting also.
by Drew Dubious
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Kind of Apple
Replies: 4
Views: 5197

Re: Kind of Apple

I have heard of people enjoying crab apples fresh, but I have not found that kind yet :wink:

They are usually crazy tart/bitter/mealy etc etc. Great for an easy cider balance against sweets.
by Drew Dubious
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Bloating caused from eating those yummy apples
Replies: 9
Views: 17458

Re: Bloating caused from eating those yummy apples

Your average store bought apple from who knows when and likely several thousand miles away is much larger than your homegrown non-commercially fertilized apples. Most of that size is, like you said, water. They usually fert-bomb the trees with synthetic stuff to enlarge and eventually, water down th...
by Drew Dubious
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Granny Smith apples in Maine?
Replies: 1
Views: 4050

Re: Granny Smith apples in Maine?

Granny Smith will not do well above zone 6.
by Drew Dubious
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What can we grow in Texas?
Replies: 2
Views: 9091

Re: What can we grow in Texas?

Tgreen, you are prolly thinking of this Author's site. http://www.kuffelcreek.com/
by Drew Dubious
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What variety of apple is this??
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

Re: What variety of apple is this??

All apples are good for sauce or pie ^^
by Drew Dubious
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: No apples ever...
Replies: 1
Views: 4166

Re: No apples ever...

Most apple trees will need a second variety that blooms at the same general time, pollination and all that. All fruit trees should benefit from some company of a second fruit tree :D

Figure out your bloom dates (and you can go from there!
by Drew Dubious
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Squirrel control
Replies: 21
Views: 16920

Re: Squirrel control

=/ sorry to hear it...