Tag Archives: Apple

2019 DNA Testing – Fruit Tree Leaves sent off today.

Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully … Continue reading

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The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada – 7 volumes

After 2 years being on the waiting list, I finally got my copy of the following set of books. A set of 7 volumes, each 500-600 pages. The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel … Continue reading

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We are pleased to offer Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted

This year we are pleased to offer for sale Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted for shipping this coming winter. We give support to the ‘Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project’ by supplying rootstocks for their grafting workshops and the growing … Continue reading

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Cockington (Devon) Orchard 2016

This is a view of the orchard mainly planted 5 years or so ago Further on from the previous plantings these look like they were planted last year. Yet again none of them have any name tags. But it looks … Continue reading

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Watercore of Apples

WHAT IS WATERCORE? Watercore is a physiological disorder of apple fruit characterized by water-soaked tissue around the vascular bundles or core area due to the spaces between cells becoming filled with fluid instead of air. Affected tissue is water-soaked and … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple Family Tree, a word of caution

Creating a family tree is so very tempting, especially if you have limited space. I have been doing a batch of cleft grafts using P22 as the apple rootstock. But a word of caution. You must select the varieties with … Continue reading

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Apple ‘Norland’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Its not very often I can get worked up about my ‘best’ apple varieties. Especially when there are so many at different times of the year. But this one is at the top of my list for ‘early’ eaters. Must … Continue reading

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Apple Codling Moth – Cydia pomonella

The Apple Codling Moth – Cydia pomonella are now about. My pheromone traps/lures are catching the odd one or two.

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Some of this years Graft union photos

The first 3 photos are some cleft grafts. The first 2 are of apples with the 3rd being a plum. The last photo of this series of 4 photos is a splice graft, or whip graft (with no tongue) of … Continue reading

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How deep should I plant a grafted tree ?

It is surprising, but I get asked this question quite a lot. I think I can understand why, when you see on the TV the gardening presenters making a song and a dance about that you should plant to where … Continue reading

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