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by Drew Dubious
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What job combines nutrition
Replies: 3
Views: 6507

Re: What job combines nutrition

Mortician?
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What kind of wax is used on Apples?
Replies: 5
Views: 13761

Re: What kind of wax is used on Apples?

Why for were you looking to wax your apples? just curious.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What kind of wax is used on Apples?
Replies: 5
Views: 13761

Re: What kind of wax is used on Apples?

Apples actually have a natural coating of wax! But of course, you know we humans always have to ship our produce 1000 miles to be validated! Food grade waxes come from natural sources including carnauba wax, from the leaves of a Brazilian palm; candellia wax, derived from reed-like desert plants of ...
by Drew Dubious
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Margaret/Early Margaret/Early Striped Juneating/Striped june
Replies: 5
Views: 8611

Re: Margaret/Early Margaret/Early Striped Juneating/Striped june

Big Horse Creek Farm, one of my favorite vintage dealers has that cultivar available!

Linkage! http://bighorsecreekfarm.com/bighorsecreekf/default.htm

P.S. Listed as Margaret :D
by Drew Dubious
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why is the forum so quiet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8614

Re: Why is the forum so quiet ?

sorry killer, barefoot ftw.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why did the Red Winesap and Transparent Apples disappear?
Replies: 11
Views: 11320

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

I believe they are not the same apple.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Gravenstein
Replies: 4
Views: 5847

Re: Gravenstein

Try looking into the geneva program for fireblight resistance. g65 shows almost no signs of fire blight and many others show very good resistance such as g16, 41, 935 and 202. If these stocks are too dwarfed for your application, try interstemming.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why did the Red Winesap and Transparent Apples disappear?
Replies: 11
Views: 11320

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

I actually have red winesap in my backyard, right next to the courtland. IMO you will be hard pressed to find a better baking -and- cider apple. Traditional, heritage growers still grow this variety as it was one of the most popular keeping apples and used extensively in cider production. When cold ...
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Pacific Rose
Replies: 3
Views: 7182

Re: Pacific Rose

Try Empire! It is a cross between Red delicious and Mcintosh! SPartan is also a Mcintosh type that is supposed to be firmer!
by Drew Dubious
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Scab?
Replies: 4
Views: 5520

Re: Scab?

Those things are gross to look at anyhoos. :wink: You got lucky with your selection for the most part. My Granny's get some rust, not too bad. The McIntosh and Empire hardly show a spot! But I had to cut out 8 30-35 year old crab and wild/black cherries to really combat it. Not to mention the red ce...
by Drew Dubious
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Scab?
Replies: 4
Views: 5520

Re: Scab?

That is Ceader apple rust and boy, you sure have it good. Sulfur lime is best for it at the proper times. Arm thyself with knowledge...

http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/di ... omcar.html

Note, the information provided is location specific.
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Summer Cider 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 4105

Re: Summer Cider 2010

I can not wait to have enough surplus of apple to make cider!
by Drew Dubious
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: diseased tree ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4440

Re: diseased tree ?

Wot you got there is the Brown Rot. This is due to a fungus. There is no specific preventive, only good orchard hygiene. Nothing to do but pull the apples off and get rid of them, ideally by feeding to livestock, but not too many or your cattle or pigs may get drunk. Some trees are more prone to thi...
by Drew Dubious
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Squirrel control
Replies: 21
Views: 16922

Re: Squirrel control

Sounds like you bought the trees "instant orchard" size? I have not heard of the clay no. I only sprayed once this year with a weak copper octanoate to prevent fireblight on the Granny Smith trees, they had a little bit of rust also, but I fought that by hand. We had alot of jap beetles and leafhopp...