[NAFEX] Runting

Al Pernichele pernichele at msn.com
Sun Mar 9 19:11:48 EST 2003


I have had good luck revitalizing runted macs over 20 years old by this
method.  However I think the newspaper approach is a much more elegant
solution to the runting problem and am anxious to try it. I assume you use
this approach only at night if you have neighbors around??
Al Pernichele, Corvallis, MT
----- Original Message -----
From: "loneroc" <loneroc at mwt.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Runting


> You can sometimes get a runt going by cutting it back drastically, then,
> particularly on dwarfing rootsocks, don't let it fruit until it nears the
> size that you ultimately wantt.
>
> Steve Herje,  USDA zone 3, Lone Rock, WI
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg or Marie Jordan" <mgjordan at concentric.net>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 8:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Runting
>
>
> > As stupid as it sounds beat the trunk with a rolled up newspaper.  I had
a
> > apple tree 20 years ago that was 5 feet tall at planting.  After 5 years
> it
> > was less than 6 feet.  After beat it, it started to grow as it should.
> > I've seen it work elsewhere also.
> > Greg Jordan
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "shambeda" <shambeda at epix.net>
> > To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 1:27 PM
> > Subject: [NAFEX] Runting
> >
> >
> > > This response brings up a good point... what trees ARE subject to
> > 'runting'?
> > > I let a ginger gold apple tree bear too early, and now I can't get it
to
> > > grow at all.
> > > Other trees 10' away are doing fine.
> > > Any suggestions on a list or solutions to new growth.
> > > Steve
> > > Etters, PA
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Rodney Eveland" <Reveland at WYOMING.com>
> > > To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > > Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 10:21 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Tying of apple branches
> > >
> > >
> > > > I believe he is right: especially in trees that are subject to
> runting.
> > > > We are all impatient when it comes to fruit. So everyone should have
a
> > > > "tree of the year" that he can pour his energy into - deciding
> > > > placement, creating the perfect hole, the perfect watering method,
> > > > perfect measurement of growth, etc. This will help keep his mind off
> of
> > > > last years plant so he can let mother nature work with it. There are
> so
> > > > many things you can do with a tree besides drooling at the thought
of
> > > > your first crop. Rodney
> > > >
> > > > Thomas Olenio wrote:
> > >
> > >
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