Category Archives: Fruit and Nut growing experiences

Fruit and Nut growing experiences (trials and tribulations)

A really dirty looking apple with large Water Core

In gathering any apples left hanging, that might be useful for cooking. We found 2 apples that were very dirty looking, but very heavy. We assumed they were going to be hard and good for cooking. They were added to … Continue reading

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Requested photos of Newly Formed Roots and Callusing of Rootstock

Many people have asked how do the roots form on rootstock. The basic’s are the same for any hardwood cuttings and there propagation. Here we have a bundle callused rootstocks, just come out of the heated beds. Most are callused, … Continue reading

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Apple – William Crump – Nov 2020

William Crump is a relatively large apple by modern standards. It was named after the head gardener at Madresfield Court in Worcesterhire in 1908. It is a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Worcester Pearmain, hence its bright red skin … Continue reading

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Hens Turd Apple Variety – Nov 2020

I have a problem, this variety was given to me as scion wood. It is supposed to be a Hens Turd apple. I have no confirmed photo id of this variety, so I cannot verify it being correct. If anybody … Continue reading

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Buzzards eating post in an old tree – Nov 2020

We have a gappy hedge that was overgrown, with branches bending over laying over the ground. The hedge is primarily blackthorn, with the odd hawthorn and and old (almost dead) oak tree. I can understand about the oak giving up, … Continue reading

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A big apple ‘Lanes Prince Albert’ 30th Oct 2020

variety that does not need any sugar adding when used in cooking. The sizes of our fruit can be over 15cm diameter and a weight over 500 grams Continue reading

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Most Popular Sold Rootstocks, Scions and Trees

We are very often asked which rootstock and scion varieties are most popular. So we finally got our heads down and worked it out. The percentage given is over the previous 3 years to the current date. ROOTSTOCKMM106 – Apple … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Fumigator or Vapourizor – electrically operated – August 2020

personal views on an electrically operated Greenhouse Fumigator. Continue reading

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Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid – August 2020

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid is extremely hardy hybrid between Sorbaronia alpina (Aronia arbutifila x Sorbus aria) and Sorbus aucuparia, cultivated with an eye on the fruit production. Carrying large red/purple fruits that are sweet when ripe, 2 cm … Continue reading

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Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. The fruit is … Continue reading

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