wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Jan 22 19:47:57 EST 2003
One possible cause of continuing failures with a particular variety is that
the source of your scionwood is not good i.e. weak.
I've had lots of failures with Lord Lambourne, but I kept getting my
scionwood from the same tree. I think this is the problem.
I read somewhere (The Apples of England by H V Taylor) about a variety
weakening after many generations. In other words, the tree which is a great
great great great grandaughter of Lord Lambourne will not be as vigorous as
the original tree.
Perhaps try another source of Northern Spy.
Bill Chase & Derry Walsh
Aldergrove, B.C., Canada
phone/fax (604) 856-9316
> Northern Spy - I've attempted to graft this many times, but something has
always gone wrong. Does anyone else have a variety that for some reason
they can't get started?
> Chris Mauchline
> SE PA, zone 6
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