Living in France and choosing trees ..

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ShelleySpeak
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Living in France and choosing trees ..

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Hi to all
Hope you can help me select my apple trees for my verger/orchard (petite!).
My home is northern France, about the midpoint on level with Paris and Geneva in the Haute-Marne region on the Burgundy/Champagne border.
Any recommendations on trees would be great and with winters down to -20 celcius I am guessing we are too extreme for coxs orange pippin?
What should I plant .. At the moment I am looking at belle de boskoop and Reine de reinettes and perhaps estivale ..
Thank you, I am getting confused!
A bientot,
Shelley :-)

OrangePippin-Richard
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Re: Living in France and choosing trees ..

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Bonjour! I think you will be able to grow Cox's Orange Pippin, and most English apple varieties. However you need to find a rootstock that is sufficiently cold-hardy as your winter temperatures might be beyond the regular English Malling and Malling-Merton series rootstocks. I think M26 is considered to be the most cold-hardy. Can you ask your neighbors what rootstocks they use?

ShelleySpeak
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Re: Living in France and choosing trees ..

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OrangePippin-Richard wrote:Bonjour! I think you will be able to grow Cox's Orange Pippin, and most English apple varieties. However you need to find a rootstock that is sufficiently cold-hardy as your winter temperatures might be beyond the regular English Malling and Malling-Merton series rootstocks. I think M26 is considered to be the most cold-hardy. Can you ask your neighbors what rootstocks they use?

Hey!
Thank u so much for that info.
I will have a chat with My neighbours and see what the choices are. Always best to start at home ..
Merci beaucoup,
Shelley :-)

jonewer
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Re: Living in France and choosing trees ..

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You could try some old cross-channel favourites like Orleans Reinette and Nonpareil.

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Re: Living in France and choosing trees ..

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Here in the states, B118 works well in the northern cold climates.
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Re: Living in France and choosing trees ..

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I have found that at least one Dutch wholesale nursery is propagating the Budagovsky series (B9 and B118) so you may find some trees in local nurseries with these rootstocks.

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