Monthly Archives: August 2013

Calke Abbey NT, Ticknall, Derby

Not too sure what to expect here. National Trust presented Calke Abbey as an illustration of the English country house in decline. A massive amount of remedial work but no restoration has been done and interiors are almost as they … Continue reading

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Walnut tree shoot problems – addendum

With the help of www.internationalpheromone.co.uk and Sam Jones DPhil. MSc. BSc (Hons). BSc (Hons). Scientific Consultant for International Pheromone Systems Ltd, we aim to narrow down what the bugs are. I have sourced from the above company a couple of … Continue reading

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Walnut tree shoot problems in May

Every year in May/June this happens. The photos are explanatory. The trees are about 20 years old and approx 40ft tall. A sliver of the stem is actually removed and its always just where last years bud has grown into … Continue reading

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Apricot in Moscow and the Moscow region

Countess . High, up to 6 m, very vigorous tree. The fruits are round or oval, weight 25-30 g Peel hairy cream or yellowish color, with a blush. Flesh is bright orange, gristly, juicy, tasty. Stone is well separated. Fruit … Continue reading

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Russian listed Apricot varieties

Ambrosia – sort southern European origin.  The tree is vigorous.  The fruit is large (50 g), oval wrong.  Peel The straw-yellow with a blush.  Flesh is bright orange-yellow, juicy, sugary, with a little acid and aroma, the taste is quite … Continue reading

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Russian listed Quince varieties

Anzherskaya – a foreign brand (France).  The fruits yablokovidnye, hilly, ripen in October, kept for 2 months.  Average fruit weight 200 g zoned in the Crimean and Astrakhan regions. Ararati 10 – the fruit is round-conical, smooth, ripen in late … Continue reading

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Triploid Apples

A few apples, known as triploids, have sterile pollen.  Although triploids cannot be used as pollen doners, they can be fertilized with pollen from another tree, so look up the apples you want to work with and if one is … Continue reading

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Hardy Figs

Hardy varaties Hardy down to 10 F: •Florea •Gino •English Brown Turkey (aka Eastern Brown Turkey) •Sweet Georg •Adriana •Tiny Celeste •UCD Celeste •143-36 •Paradiso White (Gene Hosey strain) •Archipel •Lindhurst Wht •Jurupa 143-36: very, very hardy Alma: Adriana: very, … Continue reading

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Late Blooming Apricots

Alfred Apricot. Late blooming. Autumn Royal Apricot. Late blooming. Brookcot Apricot. Late blooming. Debbie’s Gold Apricot. Late blooming. Flavourcot Apricot. Claimed to be late flowering. Goldcot Apricot. Late blooming. Harcot Apricot. One of the best tasting. Medium to large fruit. … Continue reading

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Hardy Peaches

Blushingstar – (description taken from the Stellar peach website) Blushingstar is a high quality white fleshed peach that ships and stores well. Ripens 20 days after Redhaven. Flavor is distinctive— very sweet, slightly acidic, very aromatic. Flesh white tinged with … Continue reading

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