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#1 2012-05-03 00:58:10

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
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Future Apple Orchard

Of the 30+ trees I planted, 16 of them were bench grafts that I made. Everyone of them has budded out.

I feel like a proud papa :oops:

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#2 2012-05-03 01:22:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Well done :thumbsup:

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#3 2012-05-03 01:40:42

gubi
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

What varieties did you graft?  We have an apple tree at the farm where dad grafted 3 different varieties onto it.  I think it is so neat that you can just cut a twig and graft it onto another tree.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#4 2012-05-03 02:05:01

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Stayman Winesap, Winesap, Arkansas Black, Yellow Transparent, Albemarle (NewTown) Pippin, Summer Rambo, Gravenstein, Smokehouse, Grimes Golden, and Gold Rush.

All old tried and true varieties that succeed here in VA.

http://www.vintagevirginiaapples.com/

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#5 2012-05-03 02:08:08

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Nice work MD :thumbs: I would like to try grafting but so far haven't gotten to trying it. My apple trees don't look so good, just too cold here I think :( I'll bet in your area they do quite well!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#6 2012-05-03 02:23:22

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

They certainly do well on the slopes at 1000 feet ( up towards NP's and CR's neck of the woods, but where I am is only about 300 feet above sea level. I'm hoping to find several varieties that will thrive in my soil and location. I would love to be able to have apples from July to November, plus a couple of the varieties I chose are good keepers.

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#7 2012-05-03 02:26:38

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

So you are too warm for good apples?!? :shock:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#8 2012-05-03 02:29:30

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Define good apples!  :P

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#9 2012-05-03 02:58:53

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Well done.  You'll be able to make your own cider! :thumbs:  The coldest ones we have are to zone 3, Russetts I think.

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#10 2012-05-03 03:02:13

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

I think piggies love apples, too!  ;)

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#11 2012-05-03 03:08:41

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

:eat: :love:

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#12 2012-05-03 03:21:11

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Oh no...there are zone 2 apples..I have tried them...they are NOT good apples and they will still winter kill. I would be happy with apples your piggies won't eat :P


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2012-05-03 03:48:02

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

I Joined a webinar by seed savers exchange a couple of weeks ago about grafting. I can't wait to have our our place so I can get some of those heritage apples too. Thanks for the link.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#14 2012-05-03 12:37:14

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Future Apple Orchard

I would love to try to graft some apple tree's, is there a good site that tells in detail how to do it?


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#15 2012-05-03 17:53:54

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

here is a link to the webinar I joined a few weeks ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mujxy4MG … dium=email
if that doesn't work let me know. I also took screenshots of the presentation for myself. I could email those if someone wanted them.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#16 2012-05-03 20:20:43

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Awesome thanks, I am on xplornet so I will have to wait until after midnight to view it.


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#17 2012-05-03 20:44:17

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

wow midnight is nice. I'm on Hughesnet and we have to wait until 2am for unlimited use. I actually get up do download updates for my computers at that time. oh well, at least i'm in the country now.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#18 2012-05-04 16:03:35

ChestnutRidge
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From: Western Virginia
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

Awesome, Maggiesdad!  :thumbs: And thank you for the link.  I'm going to check those out.  I've got three full-grown apple trees here that did really well during the 2011 season.  No idea what type they are, but some were tiny, red, and sweet and others were larger and pale red and green.  All were awesome.  I planted some dwarf apple trees a few years after I moved here, but they haven't done much.  They got too big for the cages I had around them to protect them from the deer, so this spring I took those off and pruned a bit.  I had pretty much neglected the poor things.  Not three days later, one of them had all of the green nibbled off, but the other two are untouched.

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#19 2012-05-12 15:45:38

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Future Apple Orchard

Bada bing...
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Bada Boom! :love:
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#20 2012-05-12 16:12:38

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

They look great Glen :congrats:

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#21 2012-05-12 16:32:32

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Future Apple Orchard

:congrats:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#22 2012-05-12 16:41:05

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Future Apple Orchard

one question?  Would you get 2 different types of apples on the one tree? :chairhide:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#23 2012-05-12 17:24:26

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Future Apple Orchard

Theoretically you could, if one was to let shoots grow from below the taped graft.  But this is Semi-dwarfing M-111 rootstock, i don't think it has edible fruit, probably something worse than a crabapple.

The thing to do to get multi-fruited trees would be to graft different scions onto the scaffold branches two seasons from now. Takes some time, but it's workable!

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#24 2012-05-12 21:00:30

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Future Apple Orchard

:congrats: Glen!


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#25 2012-05-12 21:59:37

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
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Re: Future Apple Orchard

:congrats: those look great.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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