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by SkillCult
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The real Golden Harvey?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: The real Golden Harvey?

Apparently my settings here don't send replies to my email, thus the late reply. thanks though. I really want to get a hold of that apple! I'll check with century farm.
by SkillCult
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: The real Golden Harvey?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

The real Golden Harvey?

Has anyone fruited Golden Harvey and gotten fruit that seems to confirm it's identity? I got one a few years ago, grew it into a perfectly shaped tree and it was some mushy summer apple. I have a new scion now that came from Geneva, but I'm still leary. If you've fruited it and have scions to trade,...
by SkillCult
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: red flesh apple scion wood
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: red flesh apple scion wood

Most of the lighter pigmented apples, even grenadine and rubaiyat which can get pretty red, don't have red wood. They tend to have pink blossoms, but I think probably not as intense as the some of the redder fleshed apples. They often have reddish or pinkish bark though and might tend toward red pig...
by SkillCult
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Metal tags
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Metal tags

I've used aluminum printing plates for many years now. Some of my tags are probably 8 to 10 years old. The good thing is you can cut them with scissors or a paper cutter, punch a hole with anything and write on them with pencil or scratch them with a sharp stylus. I used to scratch them on one side ...
by SkillCult
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best grafting knife value for money.
Replies: 20
Views: 8391

Re: Best grafting knife value for money.

Modern stainless is fine. I can get through a lot of grafting with the victorinox. Since I'm frequently working under wet conditions, the stainless isn't going to corrode or need special care to keep it in good shape when I put it away. I can just put it away wet. Of course any corrosion on a carbon...
by SkillCult
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Best grafting knife value for money.
Replies: 20
Views: 8391

Re: Best grafting knife value for money.

The best one I ever had was one I made by filing a kitchen paring knife down, but I lost it. I am a pretty big fan of the victorinox florist or gardeners knife. It is cheap. It comes very sharp so you can use it right out of the box and it seems durable enough. the blade is thin which makes sharpeni...
by SkillCult
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: USDA Germplasm Bank
Replies: 13
Views: 4550

Re: USDA Germplasm Bank

I've ordered apples. It was easy and the scions were good quality. With the popularity of fruit culture and grafting taking off, It seems likely that this resource will be curtailed at some point. I'd encourage people to not go too crazy ordering (it's hard!), just because they will be overloaded wi...
by SkillCult
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???
Replies: 23
Views: 5532

Re: The Fruit Hunters and Grafters "Most Wanted List" - What are the varieties you are trying to track down???

I have slowed way down on collecting and grafting, but there are still some hard to find apples that I'm looking for. Most are very rare and some may not have ever made it to the U.S. I have quite a few interesting apple varieties to trade, but it is rare now that anyone has anything remaining on my...