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by p--s
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Grafting tips for Plums
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Grafting tips for Plums

Stone fruits seem to like it warmer. Don't graft too early. Last year I had 95% failure in my first batch early in the season, then tried some later on after the rootstock already had 1/4" of leaf and 75% of them took. Mostly all whip and tongue. I've read that they also want heat to callous off rat...
by p--s
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cedar Apple Rust Resistant Varieties
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Cedar Apple Rust Resistant Varieties

If it's helpful, here's my own list of apples that have been noted to have resistance to CAR, not all of them are going to be hardy for you, though. Adam's Pearmain Akane arkansas black Ashmeades Kernel Baldwin Barry Belmac black limbertwig Britemac Carroll chenango strawberry Chestnut Crab Dayton D...
by p--s
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Fruit, Berry, and Nut inventory, 4th edition
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Fruit, Berry, and Nut inventory, 4th edition

Thanks. I wonder if the seed savers organizational shakeup a few years ago means that another edition isn't a priority anymore? It seems to me that with the continually growing interest in heritage fruits/home orcharding there would be a demand for one.
by p--s
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Fruit, Berry, and Nut inventory, 4th edition
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Fruit, Berry, and Nut inventory, 4th edition

I've just about wore out the one at our Library and thought I'd buy my own copy, only to find this listing at Amazon; 5 New from $507.11 9 Used from $75.00 And it just gets worse from there. Does anyone have one (any condition) they'd want to get rid of for a reasonable price? My librarian would tha...
by p--s
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:41 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: 7238

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

Good apricots for the upper midwest. Debbie's Gold and Suphany are on my list, but any other suggestions are welcome.
by p--s
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wild Plum rootstock
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Wild Plum rootstock

I think I've found enough information elsewhere, (notably on the home orchard society site,) that I'm gonna go ahead with peaches on prunus americana this year. I'm going to try and graft them low, however, and bury the graft when I plant them out, with the hopes that the scion will root and overcom...
by p--s
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Grafting other stone fruit on European plum
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Grafting other stone fruit on European plum

What type of plum is it? I've had good luck with hybrid plums on Native plum, and some luck with Apricot, though I understand that even some grafts that initially look succesful may fail after a few years from incompatibility.
by p--s
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wild Plum rootstock
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Wild Plum rootstock

I see that Fedco is recommending their Prunus Americana for peaches as well. I've been using it for several years for my hybrid plums with good results, and have experimented some with apricot(mixed) and cherry(unsuccessful). Does anyone use Prunus Americana out there? For Peaches? For other stone f...
by p--s
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: favorite hardy(er) stone fruits
Replies: 2
Views: 852

favorite hardy(er) stone fruits

I'm right on the border of 4b/5a in south central Wisconsin and am looking for recommendations for cherries (sweet and tart,) peaches, apricots and euro plums for me. I've read that in the upper midwest later blooming is desirable as much as cold hardiness. I have a desire for heritage varieties bec...
by p--s
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Disease Resistant Apples
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

Re: Disease Resistant Apples

The problem with Apple Scab (the big one here in New England) is that it mutates over time. Both in terms of resistance to fungicides and range of susceptible host cultivars, Baldwin being an example of the latter. Any older literature would list it as resistant. In Europe some of the modern cultiv...