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I spent 6 months in Finland and drank a lot of Finnish 4% and 6% cider. I prefer cider that is bitter and dry. I would like to know what apple trees the Finns make their cider from? I will have five cider trees in my yard by mid April and I can plant a couple more if I can find out which they grow i...
I use Bordeaux powder (I have to order it online because local merchandisers don't carry the powder) with success on cedar rust and fungus issues here in PA. The Bordeaux powder is a fine, gray powder that I mix up in my spray bottle with water.
- Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 pm
- Forum: Archives
- Topic: Need list of all cedar rust resistant apples
- Replies: 8
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Boomer - If you already have trees planted, try Bordeaux spray when you see the small yellow-orange specks on the leaves. My Calville Blanc was attacked last summer so I sprayed all my fruit trees and the Calville Blanc survived and grew well last year (I do nto recommend this tree for someone just ...
My experience with one year old (planted) fruit trees: 1. This year I sprayed dormant oil spray on all my fruit trees before the buds broke. 2. Last year I saw yellowish-orange specks on some of the leaves on several apple trees. I immediately sprayed Bordeaux spray directly on the leaves and bark.I...
I planted a Seckle and Magness pears. Thanks for the tip about straightening the branches appledude; already do on my apples and quinces. I was hoping that the weight of the pear branches as the tree matures would be enough to weight it down.
- Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:13 pm
- Forum: Apples, Cider and Variety and Other Fruit Questions
- Topic: Stanley Plums
- Replies: 17
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I have a Stanley plum that I planted one year ago on the east side of my house in south central PA. It gets full sun all day long. It grew well and even has flowered this year. The sub freezing weather we had last night did not seem to affect the blossoms so hoping for a few plums this year. I also ...